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thrifty - careful about money; economical; N. thrift
scuffle - struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?
accomplice - partner in crime
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
devolve - deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to
lugubrious - mournful; sorrowful
fancied - imagined; unreal
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes