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reprieve - postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of
satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
forgo - (forego) give up; do without
secession - withdrawal; V. secede: withdraw formally from membership
obligatory - binding; required; compulsory; V. oblige: constrain; make grateful; do a favor; accommodate
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
fret - be annoyed or vexed; Ex. fret over your poor grades; N: irritation of mind; ADJ. fretful
rendition - rendering; translation; artistic interpretation of a song, etc
prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
obtrude - push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive