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compromise - adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position; Ex. compromise one's principle; N.
intellect - higher mental powers; person of great intellectual ability
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
waggish - humorous; mischievous; tricky
retinue - following; attendants
mangy - shabby; wretched; suffering from mange; of bad appearance
boon - blessing; benefit; something very helpful
ingenuous - naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated; candid
wrest - obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp