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emissary - agent (sent on a mission to represent another); messenger
hoodwink - deceive; delude
metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
renege - break a promise; deny; go back on; Ex. renege on the contract/paying off the debt
lout - clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
strident - loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency
enterprise - willingness to take new ventures; initiative; business organization; plan (that is difficult or daring); Ex. their latest enterprise to sail round the world in a small boat
criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
simper - smirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly
tanner - person who turns animal hides into leather