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growl - low, guttural, menacing sound (as of a dog)
malady - illness
variegated - (esp. of a flower or leaf) many-colored
tribune - official of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people
downcast - disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward
explicit - totally clear; definite; outspoken
culvert - artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road
distort - twist out of shape; give a false account of; misrepresent; N. distortion
promote - advance in rank; advance; help to flourish; advocate; help actively in forming; publicize or popularize; Ex. Milk promotes health; Ex. promote a match/bill; Ex. promote a new product
forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison