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outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
emulate - imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
bauble - trinket; cheap jewel; trifle
lounge - stand, sit, or lie in a lazy, relaxed way
duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
coincidence - the chance occurrence, at the same time, of two or more seemingly connected events; V. coincide: happen at the same time; be in agreement; CF. coincident; CF. coincidental
carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
confide - tell in confidence (to a person one trusts); be confident about
disapprobation - disapproval; condemnation