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reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
wily - crafty; cunning; artful; N. wile: deceitful stratagem
polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
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
notoriety - disrepute; ill fame
scintillate - sparkle; flash; be animated; be full of life; Ex. scintillating conversation
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
license - official or legal permission; latitude of action or speech; excessive freedom that causes harm or damage; V.
tipple - drink (alcoholic beverages) frequently; N: alcoholic drink