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defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
exploit - brave and successful act; deed or action, particularly a brave deed; CF. crossing the Atlantic ocean
furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
escapade - prank; flighty conduct; reckless adventure that disobeys rules
alias - an assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias
timidity - lack of self-confidence or courage
bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
prevaricate - lie; hide the truth (by equivocating)
protuberance - protrusion; swelling; bulge
plume - feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke: