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fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
bauble - trinket; cheap jewel; trifle
forge - counterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated
expiate - make amends for (a sin)
defray - provide for the payment of; undertake the payment of; pay
irresolute - uncertain how to act; weak; lacking in resolution; indecisive; N. irresolution
centrifuge - machine that separates substances by whirling them
drone - idle person who lives on other people's work; male bee
psychosomatic - of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)