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to plot secretly for a deceitful or illegal purpose
a mammalian behavior (as of horses or cats) in which the animal inhales with the mouth open and upper lip curled.
imperfectly formed or formulated
to come or be together as friends
difficult to understand or unable to understand what is obvious
devotion or loyalty to a person or cause
to turn (something) into something of greater value.
keen enjoyment or an enjoyably exciting quality
of, relating to, or befitting a person's child
to deceive, win over, or influence with pleasing words or actions or by trickery
having or showing skill, cleverness, or resourcefulness in handling situations
the ability to continue in spite of difficulties
to criticize (someone) harshly for doing something wrong
misbegotten, ill-conceived. It can also mean having an improper
vestige, a trace, mark, or visible sign left by something lost or
intransigent, characterized by refusal to compromise or to abandon an extreme position or
to droop or hang loosely. It can also mean to act or move in a relaxed or lazy manner.
cavalier, having or showing no concern for important or serious
A ____ is an heir or descendant of a wealthy or influential family
fret, to become worried or
amicable, showing a polite and friendly desire to avoid disagreement and
a person who owns or manages a restaurateur
to free or remove someone or something from an entanglement or difficulty

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