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oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
acquittal - deliverance from a charge; V. acquit: free from a charge or accusation; discharge from a duty; conduct (oneself) in a specified manner
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
kernel - central or vital part; core; whole seed (as of corn)
thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
reminiscent - suggestive of something (in the past); of reminiscence
moribund - dying; at the point of death; CF. death
probity - uprightness; honesty; incorruptibility
overblown - inflated; exaggerated