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discretion - prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances; freedom of action or judgment; ADJ. discreet; CF. discretionary
canter - slow gallop; V. CF. trot
elicit - draw out fact or information (by discussion or from someone)
supplicant - one who supplicates; ADJ.
importunate - urging; always demanding; troublesomely urgent or persistent
championship - position of champion; defense or support; competition held to determine a champion
estimable - (of a person) worthy of esteem; admirable; deserving esteem; possible to estimate
contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience