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douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
evasive - not frank; trying to hide the truth; eluding; evading; V. evade: avoid (a duty or responsibility) or escape from by deceit
ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
repartee - quick clever reply
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
plight - difficult condition; condition or state (esp. a bad state or condition); predicament
persevere - continue steadily in spite of difficulties
asunder - into parts; apart; V. sunder