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refractory - unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse
varnish - paint used to coat a surface with a glossy film; glossy coating produced by using this substance; Ex. nail varnish; V.
circlet - small ring; band of gold, silver, jewel, etc. (worn on the head, arms, or neck as decoration)
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
melancholy - gloomy; morose; blue; N. ADJ. melancholic; CF. melancholia
dingy - (of things and place) dirty and dull; Ex. dingy street/curtain
gibe - mock; make jeering remarks; N: jeering remarks
exude - flow out slowly; discharge (gradually); give forth; N. exudation
coterie - group that meets socially; select circle; close group of people with shared interests
avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.