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::: badger - pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal
::: countenance - approve; support; tolerate; Ex. countenance his rude behavior; N: face; appearance
::: motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
::: captious - faultfinding; too critical
::: misadventure - mischance; ill luck; Ex. death by misadventure
::: defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
::: cringe - shrink back as if in fear; cower
::: fleet - fast; rapid; N. ADJ. fleeting: passing quickly; ephemeral
::: daub - smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
::: perpetrate - commit an offense; do (something wrong)