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irresolute - uncertain how to act; weak; lacking in resolution; indecisive; N. irresolution
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
tenancy - possession of land or building by rent; period of a tenant's occupancy
perpetuate - make perpetual; make something last for a long time; preserve from extinction; N. perpetuity
dissimulate - pretend; conceal by feigning; dissemble
whine - complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (as in pain or supplication)
embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
castrate - remove the sex organs (of a male animal or person)
dawdle - loiter; hang around; waste time doing nothing