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decorous - proper (in behavior, conduct, or appearance)
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
debar - bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services
forswear - renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
browbeat - bully; intimidate
dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
frolic - play and jump about happily; frisk; Ex. frolicking young lambs
delusive - deceptive; likely to delude; misleading; raising vain hopes; Ex. delusive promises
anachronism - an error involving time in a story; something or someone misplaced in time; ADJ. anachronistic