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::: preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
::: ascertain - find out for certain; make certain
::: prowess - extraordinary ability; military bravery; Ex. prowess in battle
::: embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
::: febrile - feverish
::: anecdote - short story of an amusing or interesting event
::: pending - not yet decided or settled; impending; Ex. pending decision; PREP. while awaiting; until; Ex. delay the decision pending his return
::: torrent - rushing stream; flood; Ex. The rain fell in torrents.
::: lucrative - profitable; producing wealth
::: convulsion - violent uncontrollable shaking movement (caused by illness); V. convulse; ADJ. convulsive