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chary

chary

/ˈtʃɑɹi/
adjective
characterized by great caution and wariness

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deleterious

deleterious

/ˌdɛɫəˈtɪɹiəs/
adjective
harmful to living things

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doughty

doughty

adjective
*** marked by fearless resolution

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hardy

hardy

/ˈhɑɹdi/
adjective
invulnerable to fear or intimidation

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imminent

imminent

/ˈɪmənənt/
adjective
(particularly of something unpleasant) about to take place very soon

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incendiary

incendiary

/ˌɪnˈsɛndiɛɹi/
adjective
involving deliberate burning of property

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inflammable

inflammable

/ɪnˈfɫæməbəɫ/
adjective
easily ignited

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innocuous

innocuous

/ˌɪˈnɑkjuəs/
adjective
lacking intent or capacity to injure

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intrepid

intrepid

/ɪnˈtɹɛpəd/
adjective
invulnerable to fear or intimidation

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mettlesome

mettlesome

/mˈɛɾəlsˌʌm/
adjective
willing to face danger

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moribund

moribund

/ˈmɔɹəbənd/
adjective
being on the point of death; breathing your last

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obstreperous

obstreperous

/əbˈstɹɛpɝəs/
adjective
noisily and stubbornly defiant

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plucky

plucky

/ˈpɫəki/
adjective
marked by courage and determination in the face of difficulties or danger; robust and uninhibited

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precarious

precarious

/pɹiˈkɛɹiəs/
adjective
likely to fall or collapse, or likely to make someone fall

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pugnacious

pugnacious

/pəɡˈnæʃɪs/
adjective
eager to start a fight or argument

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sangfroid

sangfroid

noun
*** self-possession or imperturbability especially under strain

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solicitous

solicitous

/səˈɫɪsətəs/
adjective
full of anxiety and concern

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timorous

timorous

/ˈtɪmɝəs/
adjective
timid by nature or revealing timidity

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unassailable

unassailable

/ˌənəˈseɪɫəbəɫ/
adjective
immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with

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wary

wary

/ˈwɛɹi/
adjective
very careful because of thinking that someone or something could be harmful or dangerous

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cataclysm

cataclysm

/ˈkætəˌkɫɪsəm/
noun
an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

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charlatan

charlatan

/ˈʃɑɹɫətən/
noun
a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes

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conflagration

conflagration

/ˌkɑnfɫəˈɡɹeɪʃən/
noun
a very intense and uncontrolled fire

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firebrand

firebrand

/ˈfaɪɝˌbɹænd/
noun
someone who deliberately foments trouble

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gambit

gambit

/ˈɡæmbɪt/
noun
a maneuver in a game or conversation

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haven

haven

/ˈheɪvən/
noun
a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary

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makeshift

makeshift

/ˈmeɪkˌʃɪft/
noun
something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency

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melee

melee

/ˈmeɪˌɫeɪ/
noun
a noisy riotous fight

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presentiment

presentiment

/pɹɪzˈɛntɪmənt/
noun
a feeling of evil to come

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reprisal

reprisal

/ɹiˈpɹaɪzəɫ/
noun
a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime

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row

row

/ˈɹoʊ/
noun
a noisy bitter argument, particularly between people who are close

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to daunt

to daunt

/ˈdɔnt/
verb
cause to lose courage

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to dispatch

to dispatch

/dɪˈspætʃ/
verb
send away towards a designated goal

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to dog

to dog

/ˈdɔɡ/
verb
go after with the intent to catch

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to eschew

to eschew

/ɛsˈtʃu/
verb
avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of

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to hoodwink

to hoodwink

/ˈhʊdˌwɪŋk/
verb
influence by slyness

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to hound

to hound

/ˈhaʊnd/
verb
pursue or chase relentlessly

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to implode

to implode

/ˌɪmˈpɫoʊd/
verb
burst inward

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to inundate

to inundate

/ˈɪnənˌdeɪt/
verb
to flood an area of land with water

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to unnerve

to unnerve

/əˈnɝv/
verb
disturb the composure of

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