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taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
gloss - brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.
maim - mutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life
chaplain - clergyman attached to a chapel
humid - damp; N. humidity
mountebank - charlatan; boastful pretender
mediate - settle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire
hierarchy - arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority
commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
meticulous - excessively careful (with great attention to detail); painstaking; scrupulous