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pedigree - ancestry; lineage
paramour - illicit lover
desiccate - dry up
paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
stalwart - physically strong; brawny; steadfast; strong in mind or determination; Ex. stalwart supporter; N: stalwart follower
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
lounge - stand, sit, or lie in a lazy, relaxed way
bawdy - indecent; obscene; about sex in a rude funny way; CF. bawd