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espionage - spying
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
succumb - yield (to something overwhelming); give in; die; Ex. succumb to the illness
disdain - treat with scorn or contempt
prevaricate - lie; hide the truth (by equivocating)
fluency - smoothness of speech; ADJ. fluent
cataract - great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)
mediate - settle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire
centigrade - denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar