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::: brisk - quick and active; marked by liveliness and vigor
::: hindsight - understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened
::: presentiment - premonition; foreboding; feeling something will happen; anticipatory fear
::: opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
::: mountebank - charlatan; boastful pretender
::: plait - braid; interwine; interweave strands or lengths of; make by weaving strands together; Ex. plaited hair; N: braided length as of hair o fabric; CF. pigtail, ponytail
::: kudos - honor; glory; acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement
::: suppress - put an end to forcibly; subdue; stifle; overwhelm; inhibit the expression of; check; prevent from being published or made public; Ex. suppress a smile; Ex. suppress the magazine/truth
::: staid - serious and sedate; sober; Ex. staid during the funeral ceremony
::: bleak - cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing