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retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
inert - inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act; Ex. chemically inert; N. inertia: state of being inert; force which keeps a thing in the position or state
guile - deceit; duplicity; wiliness; cunning; Ex. persuade her by guile
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
cantankerous - ill-humored; irritable
intolerant - not willing to accept ways of thinking different from one's own; CF. tolerant; CF. tolerate
trinket - knickknack; bauble; cheap jewelry
platitude - trite remark; commonplace statement; ADJ. platitudinous
apocryphal - (of a story) widely believed but untrue
reinstate - restore to a previous condition or position