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candor

n. frankness or sincerity of expression

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projectile

n. something thrown or fired

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motley

adj. having elements of great variety; composed of many colors

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expedite

v. to speed up

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heterodox

adj. not in agreement with accepted beliefs, esp. religious dogma

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benevolent

adj. characterized by doing good

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hierarchy

n. a ranking according to status or ability; a group having authority

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tender

v. to offer formally

n. a legal offer; something, esp. money, offered in payment

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staid

adj. serious and settled; sedate

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dissemble

v. to deceive or conceal; to hide one's motives; to simulate

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competent

adj. capable and skilled

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prognosis

n. the anticipated progress of recovery

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ingratiate

v. to bring oneself into another's favor or good graces by conscious effort

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saga

n. a long prose narrative, often telling of adventure or heroism; a long, detailed report

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curb

v. to restrain or control

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elicit

v. to draw out; to invoke

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oppress

v. to persecute with an excessive use of power

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immaculate

adj. perfectly clean

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objective

adj. having actual existence or reality; not influenced by emotion or personal prejudice

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affliction

n. pain; suffering; anything causing pain

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implore

v. to ask for urgently; to beg

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mollify

v. to soothe the temper; to pacify; to appease

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fertile

adj. producing abundantly; prolific

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ignominy

n. shame; dishonor

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dissipate

v. to scatter; to spend wastefully