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gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
arrogance - pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
scuffle - struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?
perforate - pierce; put a hole through
conducive - helpful; contributive; V. conduce; Ex. conduce to/towards
orient - get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
mutter - utter (complaining words) indistinctly in low tones
fortuitous - accidental; by chance; N. fortuity
ineffable - unutterable; not to be uttered; taboo; that cannot be expressed in speech; indescribable; unspeakable; inexpressible; Ex. ineffable name/joy
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.