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rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river
anarchist - person who seeks to overturn the established government; advocate of abolishing authority
impromptu - without previous preparation; off the cuff(end of a sleeve); on the spur of the moment
precipice - cliff; dangerous position; Ex. on the edge of the precipice
clandestine - secret
mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
gruff - rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse
grueling - exhausting; Ex. grueling marathon race
daunt - intimidate; frighten; discourage; dishearten