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jest - playful remark or act; V. act or speak playfully
cameo - shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
suffragist - advocate of the extension of voting rights (for women); CF. suffrage
daub - smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
juggernaut - irresistible crushing force; overwhelming advancing force that crushes everything in its path
infiltrate - pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax
temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
fastidious - difficult to please; squeamish; fussy; finicky