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::: redoubtable - formidable; causing fear
::: peripatetic - walking about from place to place (to work); moving; Ex. peripatetic school of philosophy
::: actuary - someone who advises insurance companies
::: excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
::: troth - pledge of good faith especially in betrothal; betrothal; Ex. by my troth
::: conjure - cause to appear by magic; summon (a devil or a spirit) by magical power; practice magic (esp. by very quick movement of the hands); evoke; conjure up: bring into the mind; Ex. The magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat.
::: astute - wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
::: thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
::: motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
::: rancid - having the odor of stale or decomposing fat; rank