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fiasco - total failure; CF. bottle
prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
equipoise - balance; balancing force; equilibrium
smolder - smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
impede - hide; retard or obstruct the progress of; block
underlying - lying below; fundamental
gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
fawning - courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
impoverish - make poor; deprive of natural strength or something important; Ex. impoverished soil
orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth