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ungainly - (of someone) awkward in movement; clumsy; (of something) unwieldy; Ex. ungainly dancer/instrument
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
impede - hide; retard or obstruct the progress of; block
quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
filing - particle removed by a file
advocate - speak in favor of; support (an idea or plan); urge; plead for
cistern - reservoir or water tank
abscond - depart secretly and hide
relent - become less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. relentless: unyielding; continuously severe
impromptu - without previous preparation; off the cuff(end of a sleeve); on the spur of the moment