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::: intractable - unruly; difficult to manage; Ex. intractable problem/child
::: anthology - book of literary selections by various authors; CF. omnibus
::: totem - animal, plant, or natural object serving as a symbol of a clan or family; representation of this; Ex. totem pole
::: regatta - boat or yacht race
::: morose - ill-humored; sullen; sullenly melancholy
::: orient - get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
::: mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
::: balmy - soft and mild (of air); fragrant
::: cleave - split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to; N. cleavage; ADJ. cloven
::: opalescent - iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence