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::: earmark - set aside (money or time) for a particular purpose
::: motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
::: incommodious - not spacious; inconvenient
::: sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
::: aloof - apart; not open in one's relationship with other people; reserved; ADV.
::: aphorism - pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
::: mange - skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair
::: manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
::: subsume - include (as a member of a group); encompass
::: tranquillity - calmness; peace