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vicar - parish priest; representative
palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
unexceptionable - entirely acceptable; not offering any basis for criticism
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
counterpart - thing that completes another; things very much alike; thing that has the same purpose in a different system
threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
bent - determined; Ex. bent on advancing in the business; N: natural talent or inclination
explicit - totally clear; definite; outspoken
disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
expedient - suitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient