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caulk - (calk) make watertight (by blocking up cracks as in a ship)
countermand - cancel; revoke (an order)
pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
nebulous - vague; hazy; cloudy; of a nebula; Ex. nebulous proposal
industrious - diligent; hard-working; N. industry
presumptuous - going beyond what is right; excessively forward; arrogant; taking liberties
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
commiserate - feel or express pity or sympathy for
sportive - playful; frolicsome; merry; CF. sport: play or frolic; CF. sportsmanlike
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent