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stint - set limits in amount or number; be thrifty; ADJ. stinting, unstinting; CF. stint:savings
protract - prolong; lengthen in time; draw out
acrid - bitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent
vanguard - forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
diversion - act of turning aside; pastime; V. divert: turn aside from a course; distract; amuse
freebooter - pirate or plunderer who makes war in order to grow rich
subsequent - following in time or order; later
whine - complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (as in pain or supplication)
estranged - separated; alienated; V. estrange: alienate (people in a family); N. estrangement
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune