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::: ruffian - violent scoundrel; bully
::: extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
::: impinge - infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.
::: upright - (sitting or standing) straight up; honest; moral
::: inadvertently - unintentionally; by oversight; carelessly
::: recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
::: incite - arouse to action; goad; motivate; induce to exist; Ex. incite a riot/the crowd to rebellion
::: grotesque - fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)
::: spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
::: spate - sudden flood or rush; Ex. spate of accidents