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diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
pseudonym - pen name; fictitious name assumed by an author; ADJ. pseudonymous
cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
amulet - charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
chagrin - annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
broach - introduce as a subject; moot; open up
taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
underhand - (underhanded) done slyly and secretly (being dishonest)
lethargic - drowsy; dull; N. lethargy: state of sluggishness and inactivity
relent - become less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. relentless: unyielding; continuously severe