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reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
dregs - sediment in a liquid; lees; worthless residue
environ - enclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)
garner - gather; store up; amass
elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
forswear - renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
impotent - weak; ineffective; lacking in physical strength or power
ensconce - settle comfortably; place comfortably (in a secure place)
scaffold - temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution
supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium