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rebuff - reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.
adept - expert at; very skilled
protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
abash - embarrass
cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
intrigue - make secret plans; plot; arouse the curiosity of; N: secret scheme; plot; secret love affair
erratic - odd; irregular in movement or behavior; unpredictable
implication - something hinted at or suggested; implying; implicating
recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
swarthy - (of a skin or complexion) dark; dusky; Ex. swarthy Italian ?