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abet - assist usually in doing something wrong; encourage
ruthless - pitiless; merciless; cruel
codicil - supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
adjuration - solemn urging; V. adjure: entreat earnestly; enjoin solemnly
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
scrappy - quarrelsome
stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct