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wary - very cautious; watchful
aureole - sun's corona; halo; bright circle of light
levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
cumbersome - heavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
fervent - ardent; zealous; hot
futile - useless; hopeless; ineffectual
wane - decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.
asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
lineaments - features especially of the face; distinctive shape or contour of the face; CF. line