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clandestine - secret
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
ensconce - settle comfortably; place comfortably (in a secure place)
navigable - (of a body of water) wide and deep enough to allow ships to pass through; (of a ship or aircraft) able to be steered
voluble - fluent; talkative; glib; N. volubility
torque - twisting force; force producing rotation
vagabond - wanderer (without a permanent home); tramp
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
tribunal - court of justice