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gregarious - sociable; (of an animal) tending to form a group
diligence - steadiness of effort; persistent hard work
necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
withdrawn - introverted; retiring; remote
skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
apostate - one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs; N. apostasy
cartographer - map-maker
qualms - uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.
fusion - union; coalition; V. fuse