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mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
hardy - (of people or animals) sturdy; robust; (of plants) able to stand inclement(stormy) weather
excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
importune - beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
predator - predatory animal or bird; predatory person; creature that seizes and devours another animal; person who robs or exploits others; ADJ. predatory: living by preying on other organisms; plundering; N. predation
predetermine - determine in advance; predestine; settle or decide beforehand; influence markedly
consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
convulsion - violent uncontrollable shaking movement (caused by illness); V. convulse; ADJ. convulsive
persevere - continue steadily in spite of difficulties