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waylay - ambush; lie in wait for and attack
anthropomorphic - having human form or characteristics
tenuous - thin; slim; rare
refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
preposterous - absurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous
pensive - dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over
choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion
downcast - disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward
implode - burst inward; CF. vaccum tube