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::: predicament - difficult situation; tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma
::: glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
::: emollient - soothing or softening remedy (for the skin); ADJ.
::: formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
::: magniloquent - boastful; pompous
::: entail - make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. entail A on/upon B
::: encipher - encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
::: padre - chaplain (in the armed forces)
::: pigment - coloring matter (usually powder to be mixed with water or oil)
::: unwitting - not knowing; unaware; unintentional; Ex. She was their unwitting accomplice; Ex. unwitting insult; CF. wit: know