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disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
slink - move furtively; ADJ. slinky: stealthy; furtive; sneaky (as in ambush)
renege - break a promise; deny; go back on; Ex. renege on the contract/paying off the debt
doddering - shaky; infirm from old age; V. dodder
benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
chaff - worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff
pestle - tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar
droop - bend or hang downward; become weakened; Ex. His shoulders drooped with tiredness; N.
predetermine - determine in advance; predestine; settle or decide beforehand; influence markedly
plaudit - praise; enthusiastic approval; round(succession or series) of applause; ADJ. plauditory; CF. applaud