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pretext - excuse
beseech - beg; plead with
adulterate - make impure or of poorer quality by adding inferior or tainted(contaminated) substances
bedraggle - wet thoroughly; ADJ. bedraggled: draggled
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
coalesce - combine; fuse; N. coalescence
travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
magisterial - authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner
acidulous - slightly sour (in taste or manner); sharp; caustic
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)