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billow - large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke); V: surge, swell, roll in billows
comeuppance - deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
rigid - hard and unbending; stiff and unyielding; fixed in behavior or views; strict; rigorous; Ex. rigid rule
temperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
coy - shy (flirtatiously); showing a (pretended) lack of self-confidence; modest; coquettish; CF. job offer
downcast - disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward
headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
espouse - adopt; support (an idea or aim); marry; N. espousal
mutilate - maim; injure lastingly; deprive of a limb or an essential part
diligence - steadiness of effort; persistent hard work