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::: lout - clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
::: billowing - swelling out in waves; surging
::: matin - \'ee(matinee) dramatic or musical performance given in the afternoon
::: befuddle - confuse thoroughly
::: gall - annoy; exasperate; chafe; N: skin sore caused by rubbing (as on the skin of a horse); exasperation
::: handsome - large in quantity; generous; Ex. handsome reward
::: ingenious - marked by inventive skill; clever; resourceful; N. ingenuity
::: hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
::: Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
::: pragmatic - practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill