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descry - catch sight of (something distant)
sear - burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
humid - damp; N. humidity
quagmire - bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
surmise - guess; N.
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
insipid - lacking in flavor; lacking interest; dull; Ex. insipid food/character
mercenary - motivated solely by money or gain; N.
emaciated - thin and wasted (from hunger or illness)
conclave - private secret meeting