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actuate - motivate; activate; cause to act
bound - leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my opinion; CF. bounce, rebound
overweening - arrogant; presumptuous
consummate - complete; V.
impenitent - not repentant
grotto - small cavern
temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
lampoon - ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
adventitious - accidental; casual; happening by chance
clasp - hold firmly within arms