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adapt - make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.
analogy - similarity; parallelism; comparing two similar things
bolster - support; reinforce
prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?
perquisite - (perk) any gain above stipulated salary; Ex. perquisites such as free meals and a car
brazen - insolent; without shame; bold; Ex. brazen lie; V: face with bold self-assurance or with unshamed confidence
wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
viscous - (of a liquid) thick and sticky; gluey; viscid; CF. consistency
inanimate - lifeless; not animate
awful - terrible; very bad