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extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
suffuse - spread through or over (with a color or liquid); charge; Ex. A blush suffused her cheeks.
prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
antidote - remedy to counteract a poison or disease; Ex. antidote to the economic troubles
plumage - feathers of a bird;
scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
proselytize - (induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief; N. proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion
parched - extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
ingrate - ungrateful person (not expressing thanks)