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extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
mange - skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair
supererogatory - superfluous; more than needed or demanded
wrangle - quarrel noisily; obtain through arguing; herd cattle; N.
lechery - gross lewdness; lustfulness; ADJ. lecherous; N. lecher: lecherous man
equivocal - (of words or statements) ambiguous; intentionally misleading; (of behavior) questionable; OP. unequivocal
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
beseech - beg; plead with
obscure - dark; vague; unclear; not well known; Ex. obscure meaning/village; V: darken; cover; make unclear; Ex. obscure the moon/meaning
tribune - official of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people