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dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
spawn - lay eggs (in large numbers); produce offspring (in large numbers); N: eggs of aquatic animals
hazardous - dangerous
concoct - prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
slovenly - untidy; careless in work habits; slipshod; N. sloven: one who is habitually untidy or careless
viscous - (of a liquid) thick and sticky; gluey; viscid; CF. consistency
diversion - act of turning aside; pastime; V. divert: turn aside from a course; distract; amuse
auspicious - favoring success; giving signs of future success; Cf. auspices
shrewd - clever; astute
glaze - cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery