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crestfallen - dejected; dispirited
vigilante - one who without authority assumes law enforcement powers
ungainly - (of someone) awkward in movement; clumsy; (of something) unwieldy; Ex. ungainly dancer/instrument
peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
verdant - green; covered with green plants or grass; lush in vegetation; Ex. verdant meadows
bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
penetrate - enter into; pierce; permeate; see through; grasp the inner significance of; understand
bellicose - warlike