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caprice - whim; sudden change of mind without any real cause
champion - support militantly; fight for; N: person who fights for or supports strongly (a principle, movement, person, etc.)
crabbed - sour; bad-tempered; peevish; difficult to read as handwriting
parley - conference (between opponents); CF. speak
musty - stale (in odor or taste); spoiled by age; CF. moist
sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
paramour - illicit lover
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy
vouch - give a personal guarantee; Ex. I can vouch for his integrity; N. voucher