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brisk - quick and active; marked by liveliness and vigor
counterpart - thing that completes another; things very much alike; thing that has the same purpose in a different system
prong - pointed projecting part
provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
wring - twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
transpose - reverse the order or position of
mercantile - concerning trade or merchants
sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
quagmire - bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives