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tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
shrewd - clever; astute
quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
malefactor - evildoer; criminal
exhilarating - invigorating and refreshing; cheering; V. exhilarate: make cheerful and excited; Ex. exhilarated by the ride in the sports car
convoluted - coiled around; twisted; involved; complicated; intricate; complex; N. convolution: twist; one of the convex folds of the surface of the brain
rankle - irritate; fester; annoy
impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
acetic - vinegary
putrid - decayed and foul-smelling; foul; rotten; decayed; N. putridity