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hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
solicit - entreat; request earnestly; seek to obtain; Ex. solicit votes; CF. solicitor: one who solicits; chief law officer
garbled - mixed up; jumbled; distorted; V. garble: mix up or distort (a message) to such an extent as to make misleading or unintelligible
grudging - unwilling; reluctant; stingy(giving reluctantly)
equable - tranquil; of even calm temper; (of temperature) steady; uniform
precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
adverse - going against; opposing; unfavorable; hostile
prosperous - successful; rich; affluent; well-to-do; well-off
lucre - money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre
asymmetric - not identical on both sides of a dividing central line