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hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
emetic - substance causing vomiting; ADJ.
exuberance - overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness; ADJ. exuberant: high-spirited and lively; growing abundantly and strongly
civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
mauve - pale purple
indulgent - humoring; yielding; lenient; showing indulgence
tenacious - holding fast (as to a belief); persistent
adroit - skillful (in using mind or hand)
annuity - yearly allowance
restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'