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instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
vilify - slander; speak evil of; N. vilification
recluse - hermit; loner; ADJ. reclusive
bandy - discuss lightly or glibly; discuss in a frivolous manner; exchange (words) heatedly; quarrel; Ex. bandy words with
prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
inkling - hint; slight indication
coeval - living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
astute - wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
upshot - outcome; final result
derision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory