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disparity - difference; condition of inequality; OP. parity
checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
invoke - call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
persist - continue in existence; last; continue in a course of action in spite of opposition; Ex. persist in/with something; ADJ. persistent
dehydrate - remove water from; dry out
manumit - emancipate; free from slavery or bondage
maverick - rebel; nonconformist (in a group)
slovenly - untidy; careless in work habits; slipshod; N. sloven: one who is habitually untidy or careless
canker - any ulcerous sore; ulcer; any evil; CF. cancer
reparation - compensation (for loss or wrong); amends; Ex. make reparation for the damage; CF. repair