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::: colloquial - pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression
::: conviction - judgment that someone is guilty of a crime; strongly held belief
::: intermediary - intermediate; acting as a mediator; N: mediator; go-between
::: veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
::: withstand - stand up against; resist successfully
::: preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
::: scaffold - temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution
::: functionary - official (who performs a particular function)
::: bargain - agreement between two groups or people; something for sale at a price advantageous to the buyer; V: negotiate; trade; Ex. bargaining power
::: blunt - having a dull edge; abrupt and frank in speech or manner; brusque; V: make or become blunt