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::: tractable - docile; easily managed; (of something) easily changed or molded; N. tractability
::: rampart - defensive mound of earth
::: prosperous - successful; rich; affluent; well-to-do; well-off
::: spate - sudden flood or rush; Ex. spate of accidents
::: defalcate - embezzle
::: jaded - tired or uninterested by surfeit; fatigued; surfeited; worn out; wearied; Ex. jaded appetite
::: mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
::: abridge - condense or shorten
::: fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
::: genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty