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alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
addendum - addition; appendix to book; something that is added (as at the end of a speech or book)
renegade - deserter; traitor; ADJ.
grill - question severely; cook on a grill; broil; N: cooking surface of parallel metal bars
overblown - inflated; exaggerated
revert - relapse; backslide; turn back to; return to the former owner; N. reversion
leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
withdrawn - introverted; retiring; remote
derivation - deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word
fabricate - build; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society