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scaffold - temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution
discompose - disturb the composure of; confuse
mediate - settle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire
erudite - (of a person or book) learned; full of learning; scholarly; N. erudition
malaise - uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
gorge - stuff oneself (with food); glut; CF. gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful
amputate - cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
canter - slow gallop; V. CF. trot
sinister - evil; ominous