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heedless - not noticing; disregarding
presumptuous - going beyond what is right; excessively forward; arrogant; taking liberties
spruce - neat and trim in appearance; smart; Ex. Be spruce for your job interview; V.
prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
stifle - suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate
wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
probe - explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe
preamble - introductory statement
arroyo - gully; narrow channel formed by rainwater