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leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
impel - drive or force onward; drive to take action; urge to action
waylay - ambush; lie in wait for and attack
cadence - rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm
valor - bravery; ADJ. valiant: possessing valor; brave
placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
wring - twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
evasive - not frank; trying to hide the truth; eluding; evading; V. evade: avoid (a duty or responsibility) or escape from by deceit
monotony - sameness leading to boredom; monotonousness; ADJ. monotonous; CF. monotone
stratagem - deceptive scheme; clever trick