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wistful - sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing
cynosure - object of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor
reactionary - strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
clairvoyant - having foresight; fortuneteller; N. clairvoyance
coax - persuade by flattery
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
advocate - speak in favor of; support (an idea or plan); urge; plead for
continence - self-restraint; sexual chastity; sexual abstinence; voluntary control over bladder and bowel functions; ADJ. continent
procurement - obtaining; V. procure: obtain by effort; obtain (a prostitute) for another
console - lessen sadness or disappointment; give comfort; allay the sorrow of; N. consolation