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::: vying - contending; CF. vie
::: desolate - (of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless
::: allegory - story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
::: implore - beg
::: attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
::: inquisitive - eager for knowledge; unduly curious
::: inordinate - beyond reasonable limits; unrestrained; excessive; Ex. inordinate demands
::: intervene - come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention
::: lank - long and thin; Ex. Lank, gaunt, Abraham Lincoln
::: cavalier - casual and offhand; arrogant; N: knight