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hinterlands - back country; inner part of a country; OP. foreland
facile - easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial; not deep; Ex. facile solution to a complex problem; Ex. facile speaker; N. facility: ability to do something easily and well; ease in doing resulting from skill or aptitude; something that facilitates an action; amenity; Ex. with great facility
rationale - fundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action
reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
dormer - window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room
surreptitious - done secretly; secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden
whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers
shackle - chain; fetter; confine with shackles; N.
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
ineffable - unutterable; not to be uttered; taboo; that cannot be expressed in speech; indescribable; unspeakable; inexpressible; Ex. ineffable name/joy