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protagonist - leader or noticeable supporter of an idea; chief character in a play or story
importune - beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
sultry - (of weather) hot; sweltering; sensual; voluptuous
magnanimity - generosity; ADJ. magnanimous: generous
statutory - created by statute or legislative action; regulated by statute; Ex. statutory age limit
bizarre - fantastic; violently contrasting; noticeably odd; strikingly unconventional
checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
excise - cut away; cut out; N: government tax on good produced and used inside a country; N. excision