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ploy - strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy
piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald
demented - insane
quip - taunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.
destitute - extremely poor; lacking means of subsistence; utterly lacking; devoid; Ex. destitute of any experience
mottled - blotched in coloring; spotted; Ex. mottled face; V. mottle: mark with blotches of different colors
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
crabbed - sour; bad-tempered; peevish; difficult to read as handwriting
spawn - lay eggs (in large numbers); produce offspring (in large numbers); N: eggs of aquatic animals
submissive - willing to obey orders; yielding; timid