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badger - pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
chide - scold; rebuke (someone who has done wrong)
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
crave - desire; want intensely
recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
champion - support militantly; fight for; N: person who fights for or supports strongly (a principle, movement, person, etc.)
interloper - intruder; one who interferes
unassuming - modest; Ex. the champion's unassuming manner
anecdote - short story of an amusing or interesting event