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reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
cryptic - mysterious; hidden; secret
herbivorous - grain-eating; CF. herbivore
forensic - suitable to debate or courts of law; of or used in legal proceedings and the tracking of criminals; Ex. forensic science/medicine
forward - presumptuous or bold
affirmation - positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
amnesty - pardon (allowed by government to political criminals)
fancied - imagined; unreal
surreptitious - done secretly; secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden