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mettle - courage (to continue bravely in spite of difficulties); spirit; ADJ. mettlesome
parquet - floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece
pluck - courage; V: pull off or out; pull out the hair or feathers of; ADJ. plucky: courageous; brave
sodden - thoroughly soaked; dull or stupid as if from drink
raconteur - story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill
loathe - detest; ADJ. loathsome: arousing loathing; offensive; Ex. loathsome smell
subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
doggerel - poor verse
judicious - sound on judgment; wise
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses