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::: frolic - play and jump about happily; frisk; Ex. frolicking young lambs
::: menace - threat; V: threaten
::: demean - disgrace; humiliate; debase in dignity; behave
::: semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
::: articulate - effective; distinct; expressing ideas clearly; having clear sounds; having joints; Ex. articulate speech; V: express thoughts and feeling clearly; pronounce clearly; unite by joints
::: perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
::: specious - seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)
::: incentive - spur; motive; something which encourages one to greater activity
::: straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
::: privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive