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hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
engulf - surround and swallow up
homogeneous - of the same kind; uniform in composition throughout
discerning - mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive
exalt - raise in rank or dignity; praise highly; inspire; Ex. exalt the imagination; ADJ. exalted; N. exaltation
timorous - fearful; timid; demonstrating fear
ensconce - settle comfortably; place comfortably (in a secure place)
gorge - narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)
mire - entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire
galvanize - stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity