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kindred - related; belonging to the same group; similar in nature or character; Ex. kindred languages; N: relative; kin; kinship
sallow - (of the skin) yellowish and unhealthy-looking; sickly in color; Ex. sallow complexion due to jaundice
wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.
vile - despicable; unpleasant; disgusting; Ex. vile slander
terminus - last stop of railroad; end
communal - held in common; public; of a group of people; of a commune
engulf - surround and swallow up
remission - temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
sidetrack - switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
mediate - settle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire