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frustrate - thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose
attribute - essential quality; V: ascribe; explain
castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
meteoric - like a meteor; swift; momentarily brilliant; Ex. meteoric rise to fame; N. meteor
saturnine - morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.
stipulate - state as a necessary condition (of an agreement); make express conditions; specify; Ex. He stipulated payment in advance
rapture - great joy and delight; ecstasy; ADJ. rapturous
shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
girth - distance around something; circumference
recuperate - recover; return to health; regain; Ex. recuperate losses