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initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
archetype - prototype; primitive pattern
scanty - meager; insufficient
wrath - anger; fury
treatise - article treating a subject systematically and thoroughly
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
cavalier - casual and offhand; arrogant; N: knight
dregs - sediment in a liquid; lees; worthless residue
liaison - contact that keeps parties in communication; communication between groups; one that maintains communication; go-between; secret love affair; V. liaise: keep a connection