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pragmatist - practical person; N. pragmatism: pragmatic way of dealing with things
embark - commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
vendor - seller
sodden - thoroughly soaked; dull or stupid as if from drink
renounce - abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation
desperate - having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort
indeterminate - uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite
credulity - belief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivet\'e; ADJ. credulous
extemporaneous - not planned; impromptu; extempore
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune