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snicker - half-stifled(suppressed) laugh; V.
prerogative - privilege; unquestionable right; CF. ask before
shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
defalcate - embezzle
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
laconic - brief and to the point; using few words; terse
brandish - wave around (a weapon); flourish
acquiesce - assent; agree passively; comply without protest
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
encumber - burden; N. encumbrance