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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
malcontent - person dissatisfied with existing state of affairs; discontented person; ADJ: discontented
culvert - artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road
pungent - stinging; acrid; sharp in taste or smell; (of speech or writing) caustic; N. pungency
periphery - outside edge especially of a round surface; perimeter; Ex. periphery of the town
crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
pristine - unspoiled; remaining in a pure state; characteristic of earlier times; primitive; Ex. an old book in pristine condition
gusty - windy
whim - sudden capricious idea; fancy