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consign - send to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee
debase - degrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N. debasement
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
sepulcher - tomb; V: place in a sepulcher; ADJ. sepulchral
attenuate - make thin; weaken
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
encipher - encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
collage - work of art put together from fragments