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encipher - encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
interim - meantime; Ex. in the interim; ADJ. taking place during an interim; Ex. interim paper
recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
expenditure - payment or expense; expending; something expended; output; Ex. receipt for the expenditure; Ex. expenditure of all the energy
disparage - belittle
accomplice - partner in crime
dabble - work at in a nonserious fashion; splash around; move noisily in a liquid
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
exclaim - cry out suddenly; N. exclamation; ADJ. exclamatory