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adjacent - adjoining; neighboring; close by
lance - pierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon
taciturn - habitually silent; talking little
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
mason - one who builds or works with stone or brick; N. masonry: work of a mason; stonework or brickwork
magnanimity - generosity; ADJ. magnanimous: generous
rivet - metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross
finicky - too particular; fussy; difficult to please; too concerned with unimportant details or quality; Ex. finicky about her food
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child