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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
miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
causal - implying a cause-and-effect relationship; N. causality
auroral - pertaining to the aurora borealis; CF. aurora australis
defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
analgesic - causing insensitivity to pain; N.
confidential - spoken or written in secret; trusted with private matters; Ex. confidential secretary
indolent - lazy
unwitting - not knowing; unaware; unintentional; Ex. She was their unwitting accomplice; Ex. unwitting insult; CF. wit: know