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::: salvage - rescue (goods or property) from loss; N: saving; property saved
::: inveterate - deep-rooted; habitual; CF. grow old
::: grimace - facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc; V.
::: appraise - estimate value of; N. appraisal
::: mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
::: contest - dispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.
::: fresco - painting on wet plaster (usually fresh)
::: absolute - complete; totally unlimited; having complete power; certain; not relative; Ex. absolute honesty/ruler; CF. absolutism
::: jeopardize - endanger; imperil; put at risk; N. jeopardy: danger
::: empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy