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dismantle - take apart; disassemble
grudging - unwilling; reluctant; stingy(giving reluctantly)
missive - letter; written statement; CF. sent
fiend - evil spirit; devil
figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
wangle - achieve by cleverness or trick; wiggle out; fake; Ex. She tried to wangle an invitation to the party.
imply - suggest a meaning not expressed; signify
melee - fight
inveigle - deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly
assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence