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::: variegated - (esp. of a flower or leaf) many-colored
::: premise - assumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based
::: mnemonic - pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
::: decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
::: esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica
::: latch - fastening or lock consisting of a movable bar that fits into a notch; V: close with a latch
::: demotic - of or pertaining to the people
::: withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
::: ambivalence - the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions
::: posterity - descendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior