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::: grouse - complain; fuss; grumble; grouch; N: plump chickenlike game bird
::: incursion - temporary invasion; CF. excursion: short journey
::: scintillate - sparkle; flash; be animated; be full of life; Ex. scintillating conversation
::: vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
::: dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
::: unimpeachable - that cannot be impeached; beyond doubt or question; blameless and exemplary
::: reactionary - strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
::: simian - monkeylike; N: ape or monkey
::: sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
::: malaise - uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)