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auxiliary

giving assistance or support

a helper, aid; reserve, accessory

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candid

frank, sincere; impartial, unbiased; unposed

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cubicle

a small room or compartment

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drudgery

work that is hard and tiresome, toil, labor

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envoy

a representative or messenger (as of the government); ambassador, emissary

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escalate

to elevate; to increase in intensity

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expedient

a means to an end; contrivance, device

advantageous, useful; serviceable

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feign

to pretend; fake, sham, simulate

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flair

a natural quality, talent, or skill; a distinctive style; knack, gift; panache

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grievous

causing sorrow or pain; serious

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heterogeneous

composed of different kinds, diverse

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horde

a vast number of people; a throng; crowd

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impel

to force, drive forward; urge, propel

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incredulous

disbelieving, skeptical; mistrustful, doubting

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inscribe

to write or engrave; to enter a name on a list; enroll, enlist

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monologue

a speech by one actor; a long talk by one person; soliloquy

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prognosis

a forecast of the probable course and outcome of a disease or situation

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rasping

with a harsh, grating sound

a harsh sound

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repugnant

offensive, disagreeable, distasteful; hateful, odious

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scuttle

to sink a ship by cutting holes in it; to get rid of something in a decisive way; to sun hastily, scurry

a pail