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pedigree - ancestry; lineage
foment - stir up; incite; instigate; promote the growth of (something evil or unpleasant)
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
escapade - prank; flighty conduct; reckless adventure that disobeys rules
daunt - intimidate; frighten; discourage; dishearten
assail - assault
importunate - urging; always demanding; troublesomely urgent or persistent
decipher - decode; CF. indecipherable
abet - assist usually in doing something wrong; encourage
jollity - gaiety; cheerfulness; ADJ. jolly: merry; gay