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cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
bantering - joking talk; good-naturedly ridiculing; N.V. banter
impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
capitulate - surrender; give up all resistance
wrest - obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp
prophetic - of a prophet or prophecy; having to do with predicting the future; N. prophecy; V. prophesy; N. prophet
discrete - separate; unconnected
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
witless - lacking intelligence or wit; foolish; idiotic