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craft - skill (esp. with one's hands); skill in deceiving people; guile; ADJ. crafty: cleverly deceitful; cunning
imperative - absolutely necessary; that must be done; critically important; expressing command; Ex. It is imperative that; N: something that must be done
irascible - irritable; easily angered
solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
whit - small amount; smallest speck; Ex. not a whit of
consanguinity - kinship; relationship by birth
inundate - flood; overflow; submerge; cover completely; Ex. inundated with work
indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
turmoil - extreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil