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ductile - malleable; pliable; (of metals) easily pulled into shape; flexible; (of someone) easily influenced or controlled
insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
rakish - jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
discomfit - frustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb
efficacy - power to produce desired effect; ADJ. efficacious: effectual
scabbard - case for a sword blade; sheath
comprehend - include; understand
interloper - intruder; one who interferes
insensible - unconscious; unresponsive; insensitive; unaware; imperceptible; Ex. insensible of his danger/to pain; Ex. insensible change; CF. not the opposite of sensible
nepotism - favoritism (to a relative); CF. nephew