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ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
turbid - (of a liquid) having the sediment disturbed; muddy; thick
conversant - familiar with; having knowledge of
squelch - produce a splashing sound (when stepping through mud); crush; squash; CF.
sober - serious; solemn; not drunken; abstemious or temperate; V: make or become sober
abut - border upon; adjoin
astute - wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
pivotal - of a pivot; central; critical; crucial
intervene - come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.