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devious - roundabout; erratic; deviating from the straight course; not straightforward; not completely honest; Ex. devious route
menagerie - collection of wild animals on exhibition; zoo
capitulate - surrender; give up all resistance
malapropos - inappropriate; ADV.
brindled - tawny or grayish with streaks or spots (of animals)
ostentatious - showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display
scholarly - full of learning; erudite; like a scholar; Ex. scholarly journal
succumb - yield (to something overwhelming); give in; die; Ex. succumb to the illness
invoke - call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.