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dint - means; effort; Ex. by dint of hard work
remnant - remainder
affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
drudge - do drudgery; N: person who drudges
headlong - hasty; rash; headfirst; ADV.
burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
insidious - treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot
wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
dissimulate - pretend; conceal by feigning; dissemble