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pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
incite - arouse to action; goad; motivate; induce to exist; Ex. incite a riot/the crowd to rebellion
painstaking - taking pains; showing hard work; taking great care; very careful and through
caricature - distortion; burlesque
eugenic - pertaining to the improvement of race; N. eugenics: study of hereditary improvement of the human race
allay - calm; pacify
pluck - courage; V: pull off or out; pull out the hair or feathers of; ADJ. plucky: courageous; brave
concur - agree; coincide; happen at the same time
cloister - monastery or convent
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty