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contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
snivel - complain or whine tearfully; run at the nose; snuffle; Ex. Don't come back sniveling to me.
expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
assent - agree; accept; N. assessment
inimitable - matchless; not able to be imitated
explicate - explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
vestige - trace; remains; Ex. vestiges of some ancient religion
agrarian - pertaining to land or its cultivation; Ex. agrarian reform
freebooter - pirate or plunderer who makes war in order to grow rich