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gnarled - twisted
dinghy - small boat (often ship's boat)
edify - instruct; correct morally
dexterous - skillful; skill in using hands or mind; N. dexterity
infringe - violate (a law); encroach (the right of another person)
brazen - insolent; without shame; bold; Ex. brazen lie; V: face with bold self-assurance or with unshamed confidence
supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium
contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
voracious - ravenous; eating large quantities of food; exceedingly eager; insatiable; Ex. voracious animal/reader