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divulge - reveal
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
unscathed - unharmed; Ex. escape the accident unscathed
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
ameliorate - improve
brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
canvass - determine or seek opinions, votes, etc.; go through (a region) to solicit votes or orders; conduct a survey; N.