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haggle - argue about prices (in an attempt to bargain)
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
incidental - not essential; minor; N: something incidental
hazardous - dangerous
gracious - kind in a generous way (to someone less important)
intervene - come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention
recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
recant - disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error; Ex. recant one's faith/a statement
authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive