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careen - lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger
harry - harass, annoy, torment (by repeated attacks); raid
flick - light stroke as with a whip; V: move with a light quick blow; strike with a light quick blow (as from a whip); Ex. flick the switch
fraught - filled (with something unpleasant); full; Ex. fraught with danger and difficulties; CF. freight
supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium
skirmish - minor fight; minor battle in war; V.
somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
dermatologist - one who studies the skin and its diseases
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
genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty