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skittish - inconstant; capricious; frivolous; not serious; Ex. charming but skittish young woman; CF. skit
aromatic - fragrant; having a sweet smell; N. aroma: strong pleasant smell
mock - ridicule; deride; imitate often in derision
scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
desperado - reckless, desperate outlaw
foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
embed - (imbed) enclose; place in something; fix firmly in a surrounding mass
stodgy - dull; stuffy; boringly conservative; Ex. stodgy book
billowing - swelling out in waves; surging