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motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
bromide - platitude; chemical compound used to calm excitement
astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
submerge - place under water; dip; go under water; cover completely (as with water); Ex. submerged in work
marvel - To become filled with wonder or astonishment; N. One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder.
placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
pusillanimous - cowardly; lacking courage; fainthearted
contest - dispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.
ashen - ash-colored; deadly pale
ecosystem - ecological community together with its environment