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makeshift - temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter
purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
slink - move furtively; ADJ. slinky: stealthy; furtive; sneaky (as in ambush)
dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
terminology - terms used in a science or art; study of nomenclature
dysentery - inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract
maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
pittance - small amount (of money); small allowance or wage
mediate - settle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire