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hoodwink - deceive; delude
irate - angry; CF. ire: anger; wrath
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
disinclination - unwillingness
spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
crestfallen - dejected; dispirited
cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate