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functionary - official (who performs a particular function)
venturesome - (of a person) bold; adventurous; daring; (of an action) risky
dissertation - formal essay; treatise
canard - unfounded false rumor; exaggerated false report
dummy - imitation of a real object used as a substitute; effigy
insolvent - bankrupt; lacking money to pay; N. insolvency
deprecate - express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
impervious - impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed; incapable of being affected (in one's opinions); Ex. impervious to water/criticism
checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares