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variegated - (esp. of a flower or leaf) many-colored
transparent - permitting light to pass through freely; easily detected; obvious; clear; Ex. transparent lie
chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
interloper - intruder; one who interferes
dialectical - relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal; Ex. dialectical situation; N. dialectic: art of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
exonerate - acquit; exculpate; free from blame or guilt
betoken - signify; indicate; be a sign of
pugnacity - combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature