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headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
discompose - disturb the composure of; confuse
clout - great influence (especially political or social); hard blow with fist
importunate - urging; always demanding; troublesomely urgent or persistent
infirmity - weakness
sportive - playful; frolicsome; merry; CF. sport: play or frolic; CF. sportsmanlike
indict - charge; N. indictment
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
vindicate - clear from blame; free from blame or accusation (with supporting proof); exonerate; substantiate; justify or support; avenge; Ex. vindicate one's client; Ex. vindicate one's claim; CF. vindicator
monastic - related to monks or monasteries; removed from worldly concerns