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::: elicit - draw out fact or information (by discussion or from someone)
::: semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
::: dishearten - discourage
::: physiological - pertaining to the science of the function of living organisms; N. physiology
::: subaltern - subordinate
::: ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
::: compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
::: unwitting - not knowing; unaware; unintentional; Ex. She was their unwitting accomplice; Ex. unwitting insult; CF. wit: know
::: barrister - counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar
::: assimilate - absorb; take (food) into the body and digest it; understand (knowledge) completely and be able to use properly; cause to become homogeneous (the people of a country or race in the wasy of behaving or thinking)