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diligence - steadiness of effort; persistent hard work
inscrutable - difficult to understand; impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious
genus - division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species
emaciated - thin and wasted (from hunger or illness)
compromise - adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position; Ex. compromise one's principle; N.
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
mediate - settle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
philanderer - faithless lover; flirt
fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse