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beseech - beg; plead with
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
ordinance - decree; authoritative order
opportune - timely; well-chosen
phlegmatic - calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
shrivel - make or become shrunken and wrinkled (often by drying)
tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to
mischief - behavior (of children) causing trouble with no serious harm; damage; harm; Ex. mischief to the crops; ADJ. mischievous: causing mischief; playfully troublesome
ennui - boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy
functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism