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painstaking - taking pains; showing hard work; taking great care; very careful and through
sordid - filthy; foul; base; vile; Ex. sordid bed/story
deputize - work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away
venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
residual - remaining; left over; of a residue; N: residue
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
stratagem - deceptive scheme; clever trick
inchoate - (of desire, wish, plan) recently begun; not explicit; at the beginning of development; rudimentary; elementary; Ex. inchoate mass
confidence - self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
insomnia - wakefulness; inability to sleep