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confidence - self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
skittish - inconstant; capricious; frivolous; not serious; Ex. charming but skittish young woman; CF. skit
putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
skulk - move furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
convex - curving outward
infidel - unbeliever (with respect to a particular religion)
stampede - sudden frenzied rush (of panic-stricken animals or people); V: participate in or cause stampede; Ex. stampede before the price rises