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jaunty - cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat
insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
acidulous - slightly sour (in taste or manner); sharp; caustic
impuissance - powerlessness; feebleness
secession - withdrawal; V. secede: withdraw formally from membership
preclude - make impossible; prevent; exclude; eliminate
bound - leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my opinion; CF. bounce, rebound
squander - waste; spend foolishly
refractory - unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse