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interpolate - insert between
expedient - suitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
provision - act of providing; something provided; preparatory measure; provisions: necessary supplies (esp. food); stipulation; condition in an agreement; Ex. According to the provisions of the agreement
proscenium - part of stage in front of curtain; front arch of a stage
recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
surfeit - satiate; feed or supply to excess; stuff; indulge to excess in anything; N: surfeiting; excessive amount; Ex. surfeit of food
ignominy - deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
makeshift - temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter
factitious - artificial; produced artificially; sham; false; Ex. factitious tears