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caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
rightful - legally correct; Ex. rightful owner
comeback - retort; quick clever reply; return to former status
adapt - make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.
suture - stitches sewn to hold the cut edges of a wound or incision; material used in sewing; V: sew together a wound
stint - set limits in amount or number; be thrifty; ADJ. stinting, unstinting; CF. stint:savings
exude - flow out slowly; discharge (gradually); give forth; N. exudation
privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive