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abide - dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
dinghy - small boat (often ship's boat)
confide - tell in confidence (to a person one trusts); be confident about
quirk - sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate
rancor - long-lasting hatred; bitterness; Ex. negotiation without rancor; ADJ. rancorous
blithe - (blithesome) gay; joyous
sundry - miscellaneous; various; several; N. sundries: small miscellaneous items
ensconce - settle comfortably; place comfortably (in a secure place)