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dapper - neat and trim (in appearance); (of small men) neat in appearance and quick in movements; neat; spry
portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
finite - limited
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
quadruped - four-footed animal; ADJ. CF. biped
inordinate - beyond reasonable limits; unrestrained; excessive; Ex. inordinate demands
bluff - pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
guileless - without deceit