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jettison - throw overboard (from a ship or plane)
begrudge - envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.
conviction - judgment that someone is guilty of a crime; strongly held belief
hoodwink - deceive; delude
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
saunter - stroll(go for a leisurely walk) slowly; N.
lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
simulate - feign; imitate
millennium - thousand-year period (as in the New Testament); hoped-for period of happiness and prosperity
contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments