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xenophobia - fear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe
sedulous - diligent; assiduous; paying attention; N. sedulity
emissary - agent (sent on a mission to represent another); messenger
scrappy - quarrelsome
smolder - smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
seep - pass slowly through small openings; ooze; trickle; N. seepage
categorical - without exceptions; made without any doubt in mind; unqualified; absolute
archetype - prototype; primitive pattern
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile