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::: pedestal - support or base as for a pillar or statue
::: terrestrial - on or relating to the earth
::: distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
::: clandestine - secret
::: facile - easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial; not deep; Ex. facile solution to a complex problem; Ex. facile speaker; N. facility: ability to do something easily and well; ease in doing resulting from skill or aptitude; something that facilitates an action; amenity; Ex. with great facility
::: scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
::: rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
::: obstinate - stubborn; hard to control or treat; Ex. obstinate cough; N. obstinacy
::: indict - charge; N. indictment
::: dally - trifle with; toy with; treat without the necessary seriousness; procrastinate; waste time