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::: protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
::: pedagogue - teacher; CF. child leader
::: continence - self-restraint; sexual chastity; sexual abstinence; voluntary control over bladder and bowel functions; ADJ. continent
::: remiss - negligent; careless about a duty
::: manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
::: spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
::: impecunious - without money
::: stringent - (of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions
::: invalid - one incapacitated(disabled) by a chronic illness; ADJ: incapacitated by illness; not valid; null; V: allow to leave (a military force) because of ill-health
::: enliven - make lively or spirited; animate