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amicable - peaceful; politely friendly; not quarrelsome; Ex. amicable settlement
pedigree - ancestry; lineage
retrospective - looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
judicious - sound on judgment; wise
transpire - (of a fact) become known; be revealed; happen; give off (watery waste matter) through pores
chide - scold; rebuke (someone who has done wrong)
varnish - paint used to coat a surface with a glossy film; glossy coating produced by using this substance; Ex. nail varnish; V.
incursion - temporary invasion; CF. excursion: short journey
meter - arrangement of words in the form of poetry (by accentual rhythm)
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant