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subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
nadir - lowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith
labile - likely to change; unstable; Ex. emotionally labile; N. lability
jostle - shove; bump; push against (someone) rather roughly; Ex. jostled by the crowds
knotty - intricate; difficult; tangled; CF. knot
antagonism - hostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist
clamber - climb by crawling with difficulties; scramble
refectory - dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)