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verdigris - green coating or patina on copper which has been exposed to the weather
stipulate - state as a necessary condition (of an agreement); make express conditions; specify; Ex. He stipulated payment in advance
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
rakish - jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
miserly - stingy; mean
strew - spread randomly; sprinkle; scatter; Ex. flower girl strewing rose petals
collaborate - work together; cooperate treasonably with the enemy
hypothetical - based on assumptions or hypotheses; supposed; N. hypothesis
hydrophobia - fear of water; rabies