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idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
shackle - chain; fetter; confine with shackles; N.
disengage - uncouple; separate; disconnect; stop fighting; OP. engage
unfledged - immature; not having the feathers necessary to fly; CF. fledgling
effective - effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph
congruent - in agreement; harmonious; corresponding; coinciding exactly; CF. congruous
apostate - one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs; N. apostasy
attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
outwit - outsmart; defeat by behaving more cleverly
firebrand - piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble