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denigrate - blacken; defame
retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
affliction - state of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on
bound - leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my opinion; CF. bounce, rebound
connotation - suggested or implied meaning of an expression; V. connote
circumvent - outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
immutable - unchangeable
amphibian - able to live both on land and in water; N.
sobriety - moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
cajole - persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle