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bemused - confused; lost in thought; preoccupied
prodigy - highly gifted child; person with exceptional talents; marvel; wonder
catcall - shout of disapproval or displeasure (made at the theater or a sports match); boo; V.
petulant - touchy; peevish; ill-tempered
tutelage - guardianship; training; function of a tutor; instruction
restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
aphorism - pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
pathetic - causing sadness, compassion, pity; touching
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
vitiate - spoil the effect of; make inoperative; corrupt morally