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ruffian - violent scoundrel; bully
verbose - wordy; N. verbosity
capacity - mental or physical ability; role; position or duty; ability to accommodate; Ex. in my capacity as president
reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
stoic - stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
laggard - slow; sluggish; N: one who lags; straggler
panacea - cure-all; remedy for all diseases
scurry - move hastily; hurry; move briskly
spate - sudden flood or rush; Ex. spate of accidents
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill