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labile - likely to change; unstable; Ex. emotionally labile; N. lability
engross - occupy fully; absorb
debar - bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services
sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
manifesto - public declaration of principles; statement of policy
carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
affable - easily approachable; easy to talk to; warmly friendly
spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
wanton - unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wanton spending/killing; CF. having no just cause