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reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
protract - prolong; lengthen in time; draw out
sodden - thoroughly soaked; dull or stupid as if from drink
emollient - soothing or softening remedy (for the skin); ADJ.
substantiate - support (a claim) with evidence; establish with evidence; verify
occult - mysterious; secret; supernatural; beyond human comprehension; CF. mysterious to human ?; OP. bare
exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
clapper - striker (tongue) of a bell
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
sully - defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor