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compensatory - making up for; repaying
approbation - approval
infiltrate - pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
impeach - charge (a public official) with crime in office; raise doubts about; indict; Ex. impeach a witness's credibility
imbroglio - complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
betoken - signify; indicate; be a sign of
girth - distance around something; circumference
nonsense - speech or writing with no meaning; foolish behavior or language; Ex. make (a) nonsense of: spoil; cause to fail
rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote