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::: ciliated - having minute hairs; CF. cilium; CF. cilia: eyelash
::: bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
::: deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
::: scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
::: morbid - given to unwholesome or unhealthy thought; moody; characteristic of disease; Ex. morbid curiosity; N. morbidity; CF. disease
::: authenticate - prove genuine
::: intrepid - fearless
::: addle - make or become confused; muddle; drive crazy; become rotten (egg)
::: restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
::: rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote