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ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
chicanery - trickery; deception
fugitive - fleeting or transitory; lasting only a short time; roving(wandering); running away or fleeing as from the law; N: one who flees; Ex. fugitives at large
harbinger - forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)
pulse - rhythmical throbbing of arteries; brief sudden change in a normally constant quantity; V: pulsate
carnivorous - meat-eating; N. carnivore; CF. herbivore
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
unfeigned - genuine; real
cozen - cheat; hoodwink; swindle