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whinny - neigh like a horse; CF. neigh: make the sound which horses make
extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
woeful - sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions
idiosyncrasy - individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic
fugitive - fleeting or transitory; lasting only a short time; roving(wandering); running away or fleeing as from the law; N: one who flees; Ex. fugitives at large
canvass - determine or seek opinions, votes, etc.; go through (a region) to solicit votes or orders; conduct a survey; N.
malefactor - evildoer; criminal
douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
intervene - come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention