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embark - commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
equable - tranquil; of even calm temper; (of temperature) steady; uniform
nautical - pertaining to ships or navigation
privy - secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private
zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
desolate - (of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless
criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
surrogate - substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.
deride - ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
fluctuate - waver; shift; rise and fall as if in waves; change or vary irregularly