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::: stolid - dull; impassive; showing little emotion when strong feelings are expected
::: enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)
::: dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
::: withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
::: austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
::: prevaricate - lie; hide the truth (by equivocating)
::: wrongheaded - stubbornly wrong
::: litigation - lawsuit; N. litigant: one party in a lawsuit; V. litigate
::: passive - not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance
::: moodiness - fits of depression or gloom; ADJ. moody: given to changeable moods; subject to periods of depression; gloomy CF. mood: state of mind or emotion