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adore - love deeply and respect highly
vex - annoy; distress
improvident - thriftless; not providing for the future
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
premeditate - plan in advance; Ex. premeditated murder
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
infraction - violation (of a rule or regulation); breach
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
pacifist - one opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes