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foray - raid; sudden raid or military advance; V.
dubious - questionable; (of something) causing doubt; (of someone) filled with doubt; N. dubiety
makeshift - temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter
petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption
slink - move furtively; ADJ. slinky: stealthy; furtive; sneaky (as in ambush)
assuage - mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
cede - yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession
dysentery - inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract