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mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
matin - \'ee(matinee) dramatic or musical performance given in the afternoon
clandestine - secret
beleaguer - besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
exemplify - show by example; furnish an example; serve as an example of; Ex. His pictures exemplify that sort of painting.
pacify - soothe; make calm or quiet; subdue; bring peace to
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
desultory - aimless; haphazard; digressing at random
hypercritical - excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)