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brisk - quick and active; marked by liveliness and vigor
restraint - moderation or self-control; controlling force; restriction
convene - come together; assemble; call to meet; Ex. convene the council
incur - bring upon oneself
meticulous - excessively careful (with great attention to detail); painstaking; scrupulous
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
fluctuate - waver; shift; rise and fall as if in waves; change or vary irregularly
amputate - cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas