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::: circumscribe - limit; confine; draw a line around
::: punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
::: submerge - place under water; dip; go under water; cover completely (as with water); Ex. submerged in work
::: bound - leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my opinion; CF. bounce, rebound
::: adverse - going against; opposing; unfavorable; hostile
::: gild - cover with a thin layer of gold
::: clapper - striker (tongue) of a bell
::: transpire - (of a fact) become known; be revealed; happen; give off (watery waste matter) through pores
::: compromise - adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position; Ex. compromise one's principle; N.
::: haphazard - random; by chance; happening in an unplanned manner; Ex. haphazard growth of the town