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refractory - unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse
parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside
fusion - union; coalition; V. fuse
dowdy - untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman
confidant - (confidante) trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)
plight - difficult condition; condition or state (esp. a bad state or condition); predicament
poignancy - quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
gorge - narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)
warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee
rife - (of something bad) widespread; abundant; current