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pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
ambiguous - unclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation
opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
assimilate - absorb; take (food) into the body and digest it; understand (knowledge) completely and be able to use properly; cause to become homogeneous (the people of a country or race in the wasy of behaving or thinking)
delineate - portray; depict; sketch; describe; N. delineation
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
precipitous - steep; overhasty; precipitate
galvanic - of the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani
skeptic - sceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism
catapult - slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult