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::: hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
::: benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
::: tepid - lukewarm; slightly warm;
::: proselytize - (induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief; N. proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion
::: excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
::: regicide - murder of a king or queen
::: dilatory - delaying; tending to delay
::: climactic - relating to the highest point; N. climax; CF. climatic
::: importune - beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
::: wither - (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay