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headfirst - moving with the head leading; headlong
resilient - elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)
modicum - limited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate
pervert - corrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
nimble - quick in movement; agile; quick in understanding; Ex. nimble climber/mind
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
malapropos - inappropriate; ADV.
chancellor - legal official of high rank; CF. chancellery(chancellory): position of a chancellor
grisly - ghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies
addendum - addition; appendix to book; something that is added (as at the end of a speech or book)