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supplicate - petition humbly; pray to grant a favor
cleft - N: split
sanguine - optimistic; cheerful; hopeful; of the color of blood; red
exegesis - explanation, especially of biblical(of the bible) passages
ambivalence - the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions
partition - divide into parts
taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
cathartic - purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.
anthology - book of literary selections by various authors; CF. omnibus
lank - long and thin; Ex. Lank, gaunt, Abraham Lincoln