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mischief - behavior (of children) causing trouble with no serious harm; damage; harm; Ex. mischief to the crops; ADJ. mischievous: causing mischief; playfully troublesome
patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
overturn - turn over; capsize; topple
stentorian - (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad
adjutant - staff officer assisting the commander; assistant
debar - bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services
overt - open to view; public; not secret; CF. covert
livid - lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
slovenly - untidy; careless in work habits; slipshod; N. sloven: one who is habitually untidy or careless