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variegate - change the appearance of (by marking with different colors)
obstreperous - boisterous; noisy and uncontrollable
queue - line (of waiting people or vehicles)
murky - dark and gloomy; thick with fog; vague; Ex. murky night/fog; N. murk: partial or complete darkness; gloom
fashion - give shape to; make; Ex. fashion the pot out of clay
gadfly - animal-biting fly; irritating person
wastrel - waster; profligate
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
manumit - emancipate; free from slavery or bondage
retrieve - recover; put right; find and bring in; regain; Ex. retrieve the situation