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::: refractory - unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse
::: clique - small exclusive group of people
::: halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
::: indict - charge; N. indictment
::: reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
::: forge - counterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated
::: stentorian - (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad
::: gargoyle - waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
::: offhand - casual; done without prior thought or preparation
::: rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river