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nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
partial - incomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something
reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
indenture - bind as servant or apprentice to master; bind by indenture; N: contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified time (as between an apprentice and his master)
discursive - (of a person or writing) digressing; rambling (without any clear plan)
wistful - sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
irreverence - lack of proper respect or reverence; ADJ. irreverent
labile - likely to change; unstable; Ex. emotionally labile; N. lability