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hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
ciliated - having minute hairs; CF. cilium; CF. cilia: eyelash
malign - speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence
casualty - serious or fatal accident; person killed or wounded in an accident or battle
blemish - mar; spoil the beauty or perfection of; N: flaw or defect (that spoils perfection); Ex. blemishes in the crystal; CF. unblemished
rendition - rendering; translation; artistic interpretation of a song, etc
compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
procrastinate - postpone; delay or put off