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discombobulated - discomposed; confused
abstemious - sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
sprightly - lively
taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
hydrophobia - fear of water; rabies
heterodox - (of beliefs) against accepted opinion; unorthodox; unconventional
surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
ungainly - (of someone) awkward in movement; clumsy; (of something) unwieldy; Ex. ungainly dancer/instrument