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cistern - reservoir or water tank
introspective - looking within oneself; N. introspection: self-examination
parity - equality; close resemblance; CF. disparate
optimist - person who looks on the bright side; N. optimism
wring - twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
pensive - dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over
cajole - persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
recapitulate - summarize
fictitious - imaginary; non-existent; purposely invented to deceive; untrue; Ex. fictitious name/boyfriend; CF. fictional
flail - beat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle