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wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
dilettante - aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight
offensive - attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
sedentary - requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population
seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
cistern - reservoir or water tank
spurn - reject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
unfeigned - genuine; real
poseur - person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose
dishonor - disgrace; N. ADJ. dishonorable