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bellicose - warlike
adjacent - adjoining; neighboring; close by
retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
groom - man employed to take care of horses; V: make neat and trim; clean and brush (an animal)
skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
whim - sudden capricious idea; fancy
stately - formal; ceremonious; grand in style or size; majestic
forswear - renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
inculcate - teach (ideas or principles); instill