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discomfit - frustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb
astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
laborious - demanding much work or care; tedious
precocious - advanced in development; N. precocity
lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
enterprising - full of initiative; showing enterprise
precarious - unsafe; lacking in stability; uncertain; risky; Ex. precarious living
accelerate - move faster
verve - enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor
indenture - bind as servant or apprentice to master; bind by indenture; N: contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified time (as between an apprentice and his master)