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mendacious - lying; habitually dishonest; N. mendacity
contest - dispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.
irascible - irritable; easily angered
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
mystic - of hidden meaning and spiritual power; Ex. mystic ceremonies; N. CF. mysticism
abstemious - sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
conjecture - surmise; guess; V.
piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald
salvage - rescue (goods or property) from loss; N: saving; property saved