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::: equivocate - use equivocal language to deceive people; lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth; N. equivocation
::: restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
::: idiosyncrasy - individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic
::: solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
::: precocious - advanced in development; N. precocity
::: ultimatum - last demand; last warning; last statement of conditions that must be met; Ex. They have ignored our ultimatum.
::: podiatrist - doctor who treats ailments of the feet; chiropodist; N. podiatrics
::: hallowed - blessed; consecrated; Ex. hallowed ground; V. hallow: set apart as holy
::: gibe - mock; make jeering remarks; N: jeering remarks
::: personable - attractive (in personality or appearance)