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indicative - suggestive; implying; serving to indicate
missive - letter; written statement; CF. sent
grudging - unwilling; reluctant; stingy(giving reluctantly)
recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
forgo - (forego) give up; do without
inanimate - lifeless; not animate
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
despoil - plunder; sack; Ex. despoil the village
oatmeal - crushed oats used for making porridge
squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story