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argot - slang; speech spoken by only a small group of people
malignant - tending to cause death; highly injurious; aggressively malevolent; Ex. malignant tumor
quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
infidel - unbeliever (with respect to a particular religion)
mottled - blotched in coloring; spotted; Ex. mottled face; V. mottle: mark with blotches of different colors
impending - nearing; approaching; about to happen
dross - waste matter; worthless impurities
confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
mercenary - motivated solely by money or gain; N.
hindsight - understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened