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leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
cantankerous - ill-humored; irritable
onus - burden; responsibility
maladroit - clumsy; not skillful; awkward; bungling
disbar - make (a lawyer) leave the bar or the legal profession
prosody - art of versification; study of the metrical structure of verse
fervid - ardent; zealous; hot
resourceful - clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention