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frolic - play and jump about happily; frisk; Ex. frolicking young lambs
quietude - tranquillity; calmness
sloth - slow moving tree-dwelling mammal; laziness; ADJ. slothful: lazy; indolent
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
tawdry - cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
temerity - boldness; nerve; rashness; Ex. temerity to ask for a pay increase after only three day's work
grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
probity - uprightness; honesty; incorruptibility