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variegate - change the appearance of (by marking with different colors)
histrionic - theatrical; excessively dramatic or emotional; affected; of actors or acting; N. histrionics: histrionic behavior
commonwealth - nation governed by the people; republic; people of a nation
pedagogue - teacher; CF. child leader
parched - extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
confidential - spoken or written in secret; trusted with private matters; Ex. confidential secretary
molecule - the smallest particle (one or more atoms) of a substance that has all the properties of that substance
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
execrate - curse; express abhorrence for; detest
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician