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::: scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
::: puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
::: fancy - imagination (of a whimsical or fantastic nature); capricious liking; V: imagine; be fond of; ADJ. decorative; elaborate
::: loath - reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
::: precipitous - steep; overhasty; precipitate
::: amenable - obedient; compliant; readily managed; responsive; willing to be led; answerable or accountable legally; responsible; able to be tested by; Ex. amenable to sensible suggestions; Ex. He is very amenable; Ex. amenable to the usual tests
::: viand - food; CF. live
::: martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
::: spruce - neat and trim in appearance; smart; Ex. Be spruce for your job interview; V.
::: woeful - sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions