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askew - crookedly; slanted; at an angle
rider - amendment or clause added to a legislative bill
coy - shy (flirtatiously); showing a (pretended) lack of self-confidence; modest; coquettish; CF. job offer
prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
historical - connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)
douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
badinage - teasing conversation; banter; joking talk
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
ineffable - unutterable; not to be uttered; taboo; that cannot be expressed in speech; indescribable; unspeakable; inexpressible; Ex. ineffable name/joy
engross - occupy fully; absorb