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checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
pragmatist - practical person; N. pragmatism: pragmatic way of dealing with things
catapult - slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult
plaster - paste that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls; V.
forum - public square of an ancient Roman city; public place for open discussion; court of law
languish - lose animation or strength
transpire - (of a fact) become known; be revealed; happen; give off (watery waste matter) through pores
mercenary - motivated solely by money or gain; N.
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
palatable - agreeable; pleasing to the taste