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insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
mire - entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire
allege - state without proof
careen - lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger
genus - division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species
myopic - nearsighted; lacking foresight; N. myopia
distrait - absentminded; distracted
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
crevice - crack; fissure