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disconcert - confuse; upset; embarrass; perturb
checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
tractable - docile; easily managed; (of something) easily changed or molded; N. tractability
bequeath - leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
leonine - like a lion
alchemy - medieval chemistry
anthropomorphic - having human form or characteristics
appurtenances - subordinate possessions; something added to a more important thing
skittish - inconstant; capricious; frivolous; not serious; Ex. charming but skittish young woman; CF. skit
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention