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valor - bravery; ADJ. valiant: possessing valor; brave
fickle - changeable (in affections or friendship); faithless
consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
dilatory - delaying; tending to delay
demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
tirade - long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation
lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
peddle - travel about selling (wares); CF. foot