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escapade - prank; flighty conduct; reckless adventure that disobeys rules
malevolent - wishing evil; exhibiting ill will; N. malevolence
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
saccharine - cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin
incarnate - endowed with flesh; invested with bodily form; personified; Ex. devil incarnate; V: give bodily form to; embody
hover - hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state
missile - object to be thrown or projected
arraign - charge in court; indict
rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote