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impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
throng - crowd (of people or things); V.
hortatory - encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort
badinage - teasing conversation; banter; joking talk
stalwart - physically strong; brawny; steadfast; strong in mind or determination; Ex. stalwart supporter; N: stalwart follower
importune - beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
matrimony - state of being married
collusion - conspiring in a fraudulent scheme to cheat or deceive others; V. collude
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
gruel - thin liquid porridge