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contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
canny - shrewd in money matters; thrifty
deputize - work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away
unison - unity of pitch (in musical performance); complete accord; Ex. The choir sang in unison.
servile - slavish; cringing; N. servility
epigram - witty thought or saying, usually short
complaisant - trying to please; obliging; willing to please others
squeamish - easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.
stringent - (of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions
amphibian - able to live both on land and in water; N.