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preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
meteoric - like a meteor; swift; momentarily brilliant; Ex. meteoric rise to fame; N. meteor
pusillanimous - cowardly; lacking courage; fainthearted
prodigy - highly gifted child; person with exceptional talents; marvel; wonder
subaltern - subordinate
stifle - suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate
limbo - region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison (slang); Ex. Purgatory and Limbo
bauble - trinket; cheap jewel; trifle
dismember - cut into small parts; cut (a body) apart limb from limb
slake - satisfy (thirst); quench; sate