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optimist - person who looks on the bright side; N. optimism
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
credence - belief
indenture - bind as servant or apprentice to master; bind by indenture; N: contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified time (as between an apprentice and his master)
desiccate - dry up
deciduous - falling off at a specific season or stage of growth as of leaves; Ex. deciduous tree/teeth
improvise - compose on the spur of the moment
terminal - part that forms the end; railroad or bus station; ADJ. forming an end; ending in death; fatal; Ex. terminal cancer
beguile - deceive; mislead or delude; cheat; pass time pleasantly; charm or attract; Ex. beguiling smile
bantering - joking talk; good-naturedly ridiculing; N.V. banter