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checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
puissant - powerful; strong; potent; N. puissance: power
apparent - evident; easily seen or understood; appearing as such; Ex. apparent improvement
brunt - main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument
sparse - not thick; thinly scattered; scanty
cadence - rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm
cacophonous - discordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of loud sounds
flout - reject; mock; show contempt for; scorn; Ex. flout the rules
rustle - make slight sounds like silk moving or being rubbed together
nurse - suckle; take care of (as a nurse); bear in mind; Ex. nursing mother; Ex. nurse a hope/grudge against someone