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encipher - encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
slink - move furtively; ADJ. slinky: stealthy; furtive; sneaky (as in ambush)
adjacent - adjoining; neighboring; close by
breed - produce young; rear; bring up; produce (an undesirable condition); N: kind or sort of animal or plant
hurtle - crash; rush; move with great speed; Ex. hurtling runaway train
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
problematic - causing a problem; open to doubt; doubtful; unsettled; questionable; Ex. Whether the arena will ever be completed is problematic.
crone - hag; ugly old woman
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
perfidious - treacherous; disloyal; N. perfidy: treachery