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mediate - settle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
lavish - liberal; wasteful; generous or wasteful in giving or using; abundant; profuse; great; Ex. decorated lavishly; V. give in abundance
dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
sobriety - moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
avalanche - great mass of falling snow and ice
fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
revert - relapse; backslide; turn back to; return to the former owner; N. reversion
intellect - higher mental powers; person of great intellectual ability
canard - unfounded false rumor; exaggerated false report