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::: confidential - spoken or written in secret; trusted with private matters; Ex. confidential secretary
::: sinewy - (of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
::: exhilarating - invigorating and refreshing; cheering; V. exhilarate: make cheerful and excited; Ex. exhilarated by the ride in the sports car
::: liaison - contact that keeps parties in communication; communication between groups; one that maintains communication; go-between; secret love affair; V. liaise: keep a connection
::: sear - burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
::: hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
::: habituate - accustom or familiarize; addict
::: lugubrious - mournful; sorrowful
::: carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
::: secession - withdrawal; V. secede: withdraw formally from membership