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malevolent - wishing evil; exhibiting ill will; N. malevolence
rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river
mollify - soothe an angry person
sparse - not thick; thinly scattered; scanty
calculated - deliberately planned; likely
ingenue - ing\'enue; young innocent girl
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner