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responsiveness - state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
boisterous - violent; rough; noisy
epicure - connoisseur of food and drink; gourmet; ADJ. epicurean; CF. Epicurus
presentiment - premonition; foreboding; feeling something will happen; anticipatory fear
sunder - separate; part; CF. asunder
petulant - touchy; peevish; ill-tempered
sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
amnesty - pardon (allowed by government to political criminals)
wily - crafty; cunning; artful; N. wile: deceitful stratagem