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instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
partisan - one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party (with dislike of any others); N: strong supporter of a party; guerrilla
affirmation - positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
impertinent - insolent; rude; not pertinent; N. impertinence
venturesome - (of a person) bold; adventurous; daring; (of an action) risky
mediate - settle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire
jetsam - things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)
belligerent - quarrelsome
console - lessen sadness or disappointment; give comfort; allay the sorrow of; N. consolation
broach - introduce as a subject; moot; open up