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badger - pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal
mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
rightful - legally correct; Ex. rightful owner
mock - ridicule; deride; imitate often in derision
debauch - corrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)
flippant - lacking proper seriousness; Ex. flippant remarks about death; N. flippancy
refractory - unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse
fret - be annoyed or vexed; Ex. fret over your poor grades; N: irritation of mind; ADJ. fretful
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line