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prudent - cautious; careful; prudential
canto - division of a long poem
warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee
uxorious - excessively submissive or devoted to one's wife; CF. uxor: wife
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
flicker - burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement
cleft - N: split
wangle - achieve by cleverness or trick; wiggle out; fake; Ex. She tried to wangle an invitation to the party.
maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
palate - roof of the mouth; sense of the taste