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::: circuitous - roundabout
::: recrimination - countercharges; V. recriminate
::: temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
::: civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
::: verve - enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor
::: disheveled - untidy (of hair or clothing); V. dishevel
::: demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
::: wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
::: dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
::: mitigate - appease; moderate; make or become less in force or intensity