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sturdy - strong and firm (in the body)
nettle - irritate; annoy; vex; ADJ. nettlesome
checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
tantrum - fit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.
dilute - make (a liquid) less concentrated; reduce in strength; Ex. dilute the influence of the president
abyss - enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit
winsome - charming (in a childlike way); agreeable; gracious; engaging
commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
prognosticate - predict (according to present indications)