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laggard - slow; sluggish; N: one who lags; straggler
inveigle - deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly
perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
exclaim - cry out suddenly; N. exclamation; ADJ. exclamatory
indices - signs; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index
doctrine - teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal
pretend - feign; pretend to: claim to possess; make pretensions to; Ex. I don't pretend to much expertise; N. pretense
defection - desertion
check - stop motion; curb or restrain
exploit - brave and successful act; deed or action, particularly a brave deed; CF. crossing the Atlantic ocean