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vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
incentive - spur; motive; something which encourages one to greater activity
demean - disgrace; humiliate; debase in dignity; behave
inequity - unfairness; ADJ. inequitable
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
hover - hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state
headfirst - moving with the head leading; headlong
physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words