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ebullient - showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm; boiling; N. ebullience; N. ebullition: state of boiling
proselytize - (induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief; N. proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion
subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
abeyance - suspended action
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
peccadillo - slight offense or fault; CF. sin
reinstate - restore to a previous condition or position
impolitic - not wise; not expedient; not politic
fiend - evil spirit; devil