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gleam - brief flash of light; glow; V.
gaunt - lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
demean - disgrace; humiliate; debase in dignity; behave
astute - wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
glean - gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
fashion - give shape to; make; Ex. fashion the pot out of clay
contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
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
fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot