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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
merit - deserve; ADJ. meritorious: deserving reward or praise
miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence
dispirited - lacking in spirit
rivet - metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross
thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
amity - friendship; peaceful relationship as between nations
depreciate - lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value
interpolate - insert between
glaze - cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery