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nominal - in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
mural - wall painting
plump - pleasantly fat; nicely rounded
saturnine - morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.
specious - seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)
bereft - deprived of (something valuable); lacking
variegate - change the appearance of (by marking with different colors)
assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
liability - drawback; handicap; debts; obligation; responsibility; condition of being liable; ADJ. liable: likely; responsible (for paying)
prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails