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anvil - iron block used in hammering out metals
precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
impeach - charge (a public official) with crime in office; raise doubts about; indict; Ex. impeach a witness's credibility
attenuate - make thin; weaken
blighted - suffering from a disease; destroyed
subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
precocious - advanced in development; N. precocity
mischief - behavior (of children) causing trouble with no serious harm; damage; harm; Ex. mischief to the crops; ADJ. mischievous: causing mischief; playfully troublesome
aggregate - sum; total; ADJ. V: gather into a mass or whole; accumulate; add up to; Ex. aggregate 100 dollars