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initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
slack - moving slowly; sluggish; inactive; (of a rope) loose; negligent; lax; Ex. slack season; Ex. slack in one's work; N. V.
garner - gather; store up; amass
demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
pusillanimous - cowardly; lacking courage; fainthearted
estranged - separated; alienated; V. estrange: alienate (people in a family); N. estrangement
crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
navigable - (of a body of water) wide and deep enough to allow ships to pass through; (of a ship or aircraft) able to be steered
staccato - played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause
vigilant - watchful; on the alert; watchfully awake; alert to spot danger; N. vigilance