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retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
quicksilver - mercury
requite - make return for; repay; reciprocate; revenge; N. requittal
compartment - one of the parts into which an enclosed space is divided
ingenuous - naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated; candid
impassive - without feeling; expressionless; imperturbable; stoical; Ex. impassive face
carnivorous - meat-eating; N. carnivore; CF. herbivore
interim - meantime; Ex. in the interim; ADJ. taking place during an interim; Ex. interim paper
amulet - charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
ragamuffin - dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes