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::: veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
::: subsidiary - serving to assist; subordinate; secondary; of a subsidy; N.
::: firebrand - piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble
::: exacerbate - worsen; aggravate; embitter
::: unfledged - immature; not having the feathers necessary to fly; CF. fledgling
::: saturate - soak thoroughly; imbue; impregnate; charge; fill to capacity
::: promontory - headland
::: stampede - sudden frenzied rush (of panic-stricken animals or people); V: participate in or cause stampede; Ex. stampede before the price rises
::: foment - stir up; incite; instigate; promote the growth of (something evil or unpleasant)
::: encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon