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thwart - block or hinder; baffle; frustrate
larder - pantry; place where food is kept
wrinkle - small ridge on a smooth surface (face or cloth); V.
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
advocate - speak in favor of; support (an idea or plan); urge; plead for
haven - place of safety; refuge; harbor; Ex. tax haven
perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
parley - conference (between opponents); CF. speak
elaborate - work out carefully; add more detail or information; ADJ.
commensurate - equal in extent; of the same size