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bungle - mismanage; blunder; botch; blow; spoil by clumsy behavior
gist - essence; main point; substance
chalice - goblet; consecrated cup
pariah - social outcast; Ex. Mariah the pariah
incubate - hatch; warm (eggs) with the body to promote hatching; maintain at optimal environment conditions for development; be holding in one's body an infection which is going to develop into a disease; N. incubation; CF. incubation:disease
stint - set limits in amount or number; be thrifty; ADJ. stinting, unstinting; CF. stint:savings
lavish - liberal; wasteful; generous or wasteful in giving or using; abundant; profuse; great; Ex. decorated lavishly; V. give in abundance
auspicious - favoring success; giving signs of future success; Cf. auspices
abstemious - sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
coy - shy (flirtatiously); showing a (pretended) lack of self-confidence; modest; coquettish; CF. job offer