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motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
beget - father; become the father of; produce; give rise to
sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
extrovert - person interested mostly in external objects and actions
commiserate - feel or express pity or sympathy for
striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
bearing - deportment; connection
entail - make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. entail A on/upon B