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reputed - supposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem
quagmire - bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
compost - mixture of decaying organic matter used as fertilizer; V: put or make compost
pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
slake - satisfy (thirst); quench; sate
expletive - meaningless word; interjection; profane oath; swear-word
deadpan - wooden; impassive; with no show of feeling; with an expressionless face
interminable - endless
confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position