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rile - irritate; vex; muddy
adjutant - staff officer assisting the commander; assistant
jeopardize - endanger; imperil; put at risk; N. jeopardy: danger
glean - gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
exceptionable - objectionable; likely to cause dislike; offensive; CF. unexceptionable: entirely acceptable
consign - send to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
skulk - move furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
ramshackle - (of a building or vehicle) poorly constructed; rickety; falling apart