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::: attribute - essential quality; V: ascribe; explain
::: parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
::: makeshift - temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter
::: stymie - thwart; present an obstacle; stump
::: equable - tranquil; of even calm temper; (of temperature) steady; uniform
::: leery - (of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious
::: axiom - self-evident truth requiring no proof
::: cryptic - mysterious; hidden; secret
::: fervid - ardent; zealous; hot
::: lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)