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perspicacious - (of someone) having insight; penetrating; astute
xenophobia - fear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe
fester - rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
obsequious - slavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic
formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
riveting - holding one's attention; absorbing; engrossing
wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
depose - dethrone; remove from office; give a deposition; testify
colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining