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avuncular - of or like an uncle
palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
monograph - scholarly article
indigence - poverty
circumvent - outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
careen - lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger
threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
venial - (of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial
liaison - contact that keeps parties in communication; communication between groups; one that maintains communication; go-between; secret love affair; V. liaise: keep a connection