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motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
unilateral - one-sided; involving or affecting only one side; Ex. unilateral declaration
encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal
turbulence - state of violent agitation; ADJ. turbulent: violently agitated or disturbed
gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
equivocal - (of words or statements) ambiguous; intentionally misleading; (of behavior) questionable; OP. unequivocal
purveyor - furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer; V. purvey: supply (eg. food); furnish; CF. provide
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
profane - violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things