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execute - put into effect; carry out; kill as a lawful punishment; N. execution
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
isthmus - narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land
peddle - travel about selling (wares); CF. foot
reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
linger - loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear; Ex. The smell lingered for days.
aquiline - curved; hooked; of or like an eagle; Ex. aquiline nose
manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
adamant - hard; inflexible