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menagerie - collection of wild animals on exhibition; zoo
repel - drive away; disgust; Ex. repel the attack/moisture; Ex. repelled by the dirty room; CF. repulsion
propitious - favorable; auspicious; advantageous; fortunate; Ex. propitious day/sign
asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
dutiful - (duteous) (of people or their behavior) respectful; obedient (filled with a sense of duty)
nuance - shade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction
dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
explicit - totally clear; definite; outspoken
clapper - striker (tongue) of a bell
badger - pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal