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fabricate - build; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society
liaison - contact that keeps parties in communication; communication between groups; one that maintains communication; go-between; secret love affair; V. liaise: keep a connection
contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
limpid - crystal clear
monastic - related to monks or monasteries; removed from worldly concerns
mangle - tear or cut to pieces; mutilate or disfigure; Ex. badly mangled bodies
sinewy - (of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
galvanize - stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity
troth - pledge of good faith especially in betrothal; betrothal; Ex. by my troth
compromise - adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position; Ex. compromise one's principle; N.