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contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
filch - steal (things of small value)
requiem - mass for the dead; dirge
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
seclusion - isolation; solitude; V. seclude: set apart from others; isolate
mange - skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair
reverberate - echo repeatedly; resound; Ex. The thunder reverberated across the valley.
diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
aspire - seek to attain (position or status); long for; Ex. aspire to become president; Ex. aspire to/after the leadership
throb - (of a heart or machine) beat rapidly or violently; N. Ex. hearthrob: heartbeat; sweetheart