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stymie - thwart; present an obstacle; stump
whinny - neigh like a horse; CF. neigh: make the sound which horses make
abide - dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
imbue - saturate(soak thoroughly); fill; Ex. imbue someone with feelings
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
recount - narrate or tell (a story); count over again
coeval - living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
inquisitor - questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition
dowdy - untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman