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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)
moribund - dying; at the point of death; CF. death
subliminal - below the threshold of conscious perception; Ex. subliminal advertisement
vortex - whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged
writhe - twist in coils; contort in pain
prodigy - highly gifted child; person with exceptional talents; marvel; wonder
laud - praise; N. ADJ. laudable: praiseworthy; ADJ. laudatory: expressing praise
larder - pantry; place where food is kept
apposite - appropriate; fitting
detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor