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adversary - opponent; enemy
vie - contend; compete
disarray - state of disorder; a disorderly or untidy state; Ex. with her clothes in disarray
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
sprightly - lively
sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
oatmeal - crushed oats used for making porridge