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mottled - blotched in coloring; spotted; Ex. mottled face; V. mottle: mark with blotches of different colors
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
exorbitant - (of costs or demands) excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds
acerbity - bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
generate - cause; produce; create
mendacious - lying; habitually dishonest; N. mendacity
import - significance; importance; meaning
impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
zenith - point directly overhead in the sky; summit; acme; highest point
dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back