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dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
unruly - disobedient; lawless; difficult to control
foible - small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
sensuous - giving pleasure to the senses; pertaining to the physical senses; operating through the senses; sensuous feeling of soft velvet on the skin
ethereal - like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
debar - bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services
tranquillity - calmness; peace
acclivity - sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity