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pliable - flexible; easily influenced; yielding; adaptable
contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
aureole - sun's corona; halo; bright circle of light
nuptial - related to marriage or the wedding ceremony; N. nuptials: wedding ceremony
bound - leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my opinion; CF. bounce, rebound
pulse - rhythmical throbbing of arteries; brief sudden change in a normally constant quantity; V: pulsate
sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
insomnia - wakefulness; inability to sleep
diffuse - wordy; verbose; rambling; spread out (like a gas); V: spread out in all directions; disperse; N. diffusion; CF. suffuse