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variegated - (esp. of a flower or leaf) many-colored
volley - simultaneous discharge of a number of shots; V.
euthanasia - mercy killing
rider - amendment or clause added to a legislative bill
scoff - laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
peripatetic - walking about from place to place (to work); moving; Ex. peripatetic school of philosophy
onus - burden; responsibility
regiment - military unit; V: subject to strict order; Ex. regimented society
recital - act of reciting publicly; detailed account; performance of music or dance (by a solo performer)