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attenuate - make thin; weaken
hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
inhibited - (of a person) unable to express what one really feels
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
blotch - spot; blot; CF. blot+botch
cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
reinstate - restore to a previous condition or position
stultify - make stupid in mind; cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; suppress; frustrate or hinder; Ex. stultifying effect of uninteresting work; Ex. stultify free expression