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intervene - come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention
cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
surpass - exceed
cajole - persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
plume - feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke:
celerity - speed; rapidity
desperate - having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort
flick - light stroke as with a whip; V: move with a light quick blow; strike with a light quick blow (as from a whip); Ex. flick the switch