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preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
heedless - not noticing; disregarding
concerted - mutually agreed on; done together by agreement; Ex. concerted effort; CF. in concert: working together
eschew - avoid habitually; Ex. eschew alcoholic drinks
flinch - hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.
bewitch - cast a spell over; captivate completely
celerity - speed; rapidity
dishearten - discourage
resourceful - clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
compulsory - obligatory; that must be done