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::: apologist - one who writes in defense of a cause or institution; N. apologia
::: presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption
::: dutiful - (duteous) (of people or their behavior) respectful; obedient (filled with a sense of duty)
::: civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
::: entail - make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. entail A on/upon B
::: amorous - moved by sexual love; loving; of sexual love; Ex. amorous advances
::: shove - push forward; push roughly; Ex. pushing and shoving to get on the bus; N.
::: surly - bad-tempered; rude; cross
::: emissary - agent (sent on a mission to represent another); messenger
::: cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection