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pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
egregious - notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
exact - demand and obtain by force; Ex. exact a promise from him; N. exaction
mandatory - obligatory; compulsory; of a mandate
divulge - reveal
initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
clapper - striker (tongue) of a bell
labile - likely to change; unstable; Ex. emotionally labile; N. lability
concerted - mutually agreed on; done together by agreement; Ex. concerted effort; CF. in concert: working together