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doggerel - poor verse
mendicant - beggar; ADJ: living as a beggar
litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
recrimination - countercharges; V. recriminate
tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
transpose - reverse the order or position of
carat - (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold
maelstrom - violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream
obstinate - stubborn; hard to control or treat; Ex. obstinate cough; N. obstinacy