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::: alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
::: aspire - seek to attain (position or status); long for; Ex. aspire to become president; Ex. aspire to/after the leadership
::: sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
::: exemplify - show by example; furnish an example; serve as an example of; Ex. His pictures exemplify that sort of painting.
::: mason - one who builds or works with stone or brick; N. masonry: work of a mason; stonework or brickwork
::: barefaced - shameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face; Ex. barefaced lie
::: spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
::: knead - mix; work dough; mix and work into a uniform mass (with the hands); Ex. knead dough
::: ambulatory - able to walk
::: concede - admit; acknowledge as being true (often reluctantly); yield; grant; Ex. concede a goal