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abeyance - suspended action
defunct - dead; no longer in use or existence
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
tribune - official of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people
whimsy - whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy
meager - scanty; inadequate
adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
ulterior - intentionally hidden; beyond what is evident; situated beyond; unstated and often questionable; Ex. ulterior motive
garner - gather; store up; amass
canto - division of a long poem