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::: estranged - separated; alienated; V. estrange: alienate (people in a family); N. estrangement
::: cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
::: maladroit - clumsy; not skillful; awkward; bungling
::: importune - beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
::: conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
::: peon - landless agricultural worker; bond servant; menial worker; N. peonage
::: excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
::: instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
::: bacchanalian - drunken
::: militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier