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prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
partial - incomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something
bane - posion; cause of ruin; ADJ. baneful: harmful; poisonous
corrosive - eating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce
grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse
impious - irreverent
mischief - behavior (of children) causing trouble with no serious harm; damage; harm; Ex. mischief to the crops; ADJ. mischievous: causing mischief; playfully troublesome
circumvent - outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure