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entrepreneur - businessperson (who assumes the risk of a business venture); contractor; ADJ. entrepreneurial
provincial - pertaining to a province; limited in outlook; narrow; unsophisticated
reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
disabuse - correct a false impression; undeceive; free from a wrong belief
concise - brief and compact
stultify - make stupid in mind; cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; suppress; frustrate or hinder; Ex. stultifying effect of uninteresting work; Ex. stultify free expression
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
bristle - short stiff hair; V: (hair or fur) stand up stiffly
ambush - act of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in ambush; V.