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::: scuffle - struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?
::: wither - (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
::: impotent - weak; ineffective; lacking in physical strength or power
::: factious - inclined to form factions; causing dissension
::: meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
::: resilient - elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)
::: metropolis - large city
::: plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
::: exculpate - clear from blame or guilt
::: induct - place formally in office; install; admit as a member; initiate; N. induction: inducting; process of deriving general principles from particular facts