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::: intrigue - make secret plans; plot; arouse the curiosity of; N: secret scheme; plot; secret love affair
::: militant - combative; bellicose; N.
::: badger - pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal
::: judicious - sound on judgment; wise
::: offensive - attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
::: paramour - illicit lover
::: circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
::: mendicant - beggar; ADJ: living as a beggar
::: astute - wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
::: gust - strong abrupt rush of wind; V. CF. bluster