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::: surreptitious - done secretly; secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden
::: condone - overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse
::: chide - scold; rebuke (someone who has done wrong)
::: nugatory - worthless; futile
::: brisk - quick and active; marked by liveliness and vigor
::: shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
::: distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
::: bereft - deprived of (something valuable); lacking
::: encumber - burden; N. encumbrance
::: arduous - hard; strenuous; Ex. arduous work