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pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
leery - (of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious
genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
indulgent - humoring; yielding; lenient; showing indulgence
converge - approach; tend to meet; come together
slipshod - slovenly; careless; sloppy; untidy; shabby; Ex. slipshod work
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
trajectory - path taken by a projectile; Ex. trajectory of a bullet
interstice - narrow space between things