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despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
pliable - flexible; easily influenced; yielding; adaptable
concave - hollow; curved inwards; OP. convex
philatelist - stamp-collector; N. philately: stamp collecting
threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
estranged - separated; alienated; V. estrange: alienate (people in a family); N. estrangement
credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
aloft - upward; high up in the air
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''