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::: restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
::: pugilist - boxer; CF. pugilism: boxing
::: fritter - waste (time or money on unimportant things)
::: chaffing - bantering; joking
::: austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
::: antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
::: fulminate - thunder; explode; issue a severe denunciation
::: protrude - stick out; jut; project; Ex. protruding teeth
::: stampede - sudden frenzied rush (of panic-stricken animals or people); V: participate in or cause stampede; Ex. stampede before the price rises
::: hover - hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state