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::: acclimate - adjust to climate or environment; adapt
::: tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
::: hapless - unfortunate; luckless
::: pithy - concise and meaningful; substantial; meaty
::: glacial - like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg
::: rickety - (of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D
::: inhibited - (of a person) unable to express what one really feels
::: defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
::: fortuitous - accidental; by chance; N. fortuity
::: forward - presumptuous or bold