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purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
impenetrable - not able to be pierced or entered; beyond understanding; impossible to understand; Ex. impenetrable mystery
filing - particle removed by a file
evasive - not frank; trying to hide the truth; eluding; evading; V. evade: avoid (a duty or responsibility) or escape from by deceit
discomfit - frustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb
sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
stickler - perfectionist; person who insists things be exactly right
dilute - make (a liquid) less concentrated; reduce in strength; Ex. dilute the influence of the president
demented - insane
defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant