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attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
arbiter - person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware
bantering - joking talk; good-naturedly ridiculing; N.V. banter
thwart - block or hinder; baffle; frustrate
philology - study of language or words
guile - deceit; duplicity; wiliness; cunning; Ex. persuade her by guile
disengage - uncouple; separate; disconnect; stop fighting; OP. engage
thematic - of a theme; relating to a unifying motif or idea
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
stoic - stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism