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gamely - in a spirited manner; with courage; Ex. fight gamely against a superior boxer; ADJ. game
serpentine - winding; twisting; of or like a serpent; Ex. serpentine course of the river; N. serpent: snake
leeway - room to move; margin; latitude; Ex. leeway for the deadline
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
peripatetic - walking about from place to place (to work); moving; Ex. peripatetic school of philosophy
patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures
riveting - holding one's attention; absorbing; engrossing
strident - loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency
centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)