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cameo - shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
maladroit - clumsy; not skillful; awkward; bungling
inviolable - secure from corruption, attack, or violation(or profanation); unassailable; Ex. inviolable oath/rights; N. inviolability
declivity - downward slope
brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
stymie - thwart; present an obstacle; stump
rivet - metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross
exemplify - show by example; furnish an example; serve as an example of; Ex. His pictures exemplify that sort of painting.
formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals