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tractable - docile; easily managed; (of something) easily changed or molded; N. tractability
expenditure - payment or expense; expending; something expended; output; Ex. receipt for the expenditure; Ex. expenditure of all the energy
equinox - period of equal days and nights; the beginning of spring and autumn; Ex. vernal/autumnal equinox; ADJ. equinoctial
rebuke - scold harshly; criticize severely
progenitor - ancestor
drab - dull; lacking color; cheerless ; Ex. drab coat/life
distort - twist out of shape; give a false account of; misrepresent; N. distortion
staccato - played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause
troth - pledge of good faith especially in betrothal; betrothal; Ex. by my troth
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty