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mettle - courage (to continue bravely in spite of difficulties); spirit; ADJ. mettlesome
pretext - excuse
penitent - repentant; N.
baleful - evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
hardy - (of people or animals) sturdy; robust; (of plants) able to stand inclement(stormy) weather
palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
porridge - soft food made by boiling oatmeal
canter - slow gallop; V. CF. trot
proliferate - grow rapidly (in numbers); spread; multiply; N. proliferation