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::: jest - playful remark or act; V. act or speak playfully
::: pragmatist - practical person; N. pragmatism: pragmatic way of dealing with things
::: navigable - (of a body of water) wide and deep enough to allow ships to pass through; (of a ship or aircraft) able to be steered
::: emaciated - thin and wasted (from hunger or illness)
::: chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
::: dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
::: graduate - arrange into categories or grades; divide into marked intervals (for use in measurement); Ex. graduated ruler
::: slew - large quantity or number; Ex. slew of errands left
::: retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
::: flinch - hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.