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fortuitous - accidental; by chance; N. fortuity
antidote - remedy to counteract a poison or disease; Ex. antidote to the economic troubles
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
topography - physical features of a region (such as the shape and height); CF. topo-: place
adversary - opponent; enemy
renege - break a promise; deny; go back on; Ex. renege on the contract/paying off the debt
appreciate - be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference
temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society