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exploit - brave and successful act; deed or action, particularly a brave deed; CF. crossing the Atlantic ocean
wily - crafty; cunning; artful; N. wile: deceitful stratagem
despise - look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
plump - pleasantly fat; nicely rounded
imminent - impending; near at hand
woe - great sorrow; deep inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; Ex. financial woes
germinate - cause to sprout; sprout
presentiment - premonition; foreboding; feeling something will happen; anticipatory fear