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quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
bent - determined; Ex. bent on advancing in the business; N: natural talent or inclination
address - direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech
lassitude - languor; weariness; listlessness
deploy - spread out (troops) in an extended though shallow battle line; distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically
suspense - state of being undecided; anxiety or apprehension resulting from uncertainty
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
masquerade - wear a mask or disguise; pretend; N: costume party or ball at which masks are worn; pretense; disguise
precipitate - hurl downward; throw headlong; hasten; cause to happen sooner; condense and fall as rain or snow; cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution; ADJ. hasty; rash; premature; sudden
pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)