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inimical - (of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy
belittle - disparage; depreciate
tenancy - possession of land or building by rent; period of a tenant's occupancy
mutter - utter (complaining words) indistinctly in low tones
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
predicament - difficult situation; tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma
reprove - censure; rebuke; N. reproof
abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)