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tutelage - guardianship; training; function of a tutor; instruction
restitution - returning something (lost or stolen) to the rightful owner; reparation; indemnification; compensation for loss, damage, or injury
abortive - unsuccessful; fruitless
lancet - small surgical tool for making incisions
mollify - soothe an angry person
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
elusive - evasive; not frank; baffling; hard to grasp, catch, or understand; V. elude: escape from; escape the understanding or grasp of; Ex. elude the hunter; Ex. His name eludes me.
solvent - able to pay all debts; N. solvency
insolence - impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude
contrite - penitent; repentant; N. contrition