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patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
adjunct - something attached to but holding an inferior position
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
corpus - collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
disport - amuse; Ex. disport oneself; CF. divert
implement - put into effect; enforce; carry out; supply with tools; Ex. implement the plan/suggestion; N: tool or instrument
malady - illness
flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion
amphibian - able to live both on land and in water; N.
squelch - produce a splashing sound (when stepping through mud); crush; squash; CF.