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beget - father; become the father of; produce; give rise to
intermediary - intermediate; acting as a mediator; N: mediator; go-between
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
assumption - something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume
aegis - shield; protection; defense
preternatural - beyond what is normal in nature; supernatural; Ex. preternatural strength/forces
consensus - general agreement; opinion reached by a group
attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
draft - first rough form; conscription; draught; V: make a draft of; conscript
ambidextrous - capable of using either hand with equal ease