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energize - invigorate; give energy to; make forceful and active
arrears - being in debt; money that should have been paid; work that should have been done
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
repartee - quick clever reply
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
pertinacious - holding tenaciously to an action; stubborn; persistent
madrigal - pastoral song; song for several singers without instruments
equinox - period of equal days and nights; the beginning of spring and autumn; Ex. vernal/autumnal equinox; ADJ. equinoctial
incarcerate - imprison
incriminate - accuse of or implicate in a crime; serve as evidence against; cause to seem or make guilty of a crime; Ex. incriminating evidence