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libertine - debauched person; dissolute or licentious person; rou\'e; CF. free
pugnacity - combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature
bicker - quarrel
secrete - conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism; CF. secretive
repose - resting; state of being at rest; calmness; V: lie at rest; relax; put or place; Ex. repose our hopes in a single man
grill - question severely; cook on a grill; broil; N: cooking surface of parallel metal bars
verdigris - green coating or patina on copper which has been exposed to the weather
overturn - turn over; capsize; topple
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
glean - gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty