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renege - break a promise; deny; go back on; Ex. renege on the contract/paying off the debt
restraint - moderation or self-control; controlling force; restriction
hummock - small hill; hillock
quip - taunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.
filial - pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter; Ex. filial respect
recreant - disloyal; cowardly; N: disloyal and cowardly person
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
recount - narrate or tell (a story); count over again