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condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)
smudge - dirty mark with unclear edges made by rubbing; V.
renown - fame; ADJ. renowned
embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
cession - yielding to another; ceding
elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium
expiate - make amends for (a sin)
dowdy - untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman