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parable - short simple story teaching a moral
innuendo - indirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo
halfhearted - exhibiting little interest or enthusiasm
uncouth - boorish; clumsy in speech or behavior; outlandish
protract - prolong; lengthen in time; draw out
ciliated - having minute hairs; CF. cilium; CF. cilia: eyelash
elusive - evasive; not frank; baffling; hard to grasp, catch, or understand; V. elude: escape from; escape the understanding or grasp of; Ex. elude the hunter; Ex. His name eludes me.
supplicate - petition humbly; pray to grant a favor
marred - damaged; disfigured; V. mar: spoil; disfigure
automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself