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motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
incorporate - introduce something into a larger whole; include; embody; give material form to; ADJ.
ecliptic - path of the sun and the planets
botch - mismanage; blow
perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
squabble - minor quarrel; bickering; V: engage in a minor quarrel; Ex. squabbling children
orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth
rustle - make slight sounds like silk moving or being rubbed together
didactic - (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism
flail - beat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle