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hamper - obstruct; prevent the free movement of; N:
predispose - give an inclination toward (in advance); make susceptible to; Ex. predispose people to certain cancer; N. predisposition
bolster - support; reinforce
flick - light stroke as with a whip; V: move with a light quick blow; strike with a light quick blow (as from a whip); Ex. flick the switch
strident - loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency
dislodge - remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
nettle - irritate; annoy; vex; ADJ. nettlesome
copious - plentiful
clamber - climb by crawling with difficulties; scramble
credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.