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malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
qualms - uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.
recount - narrate or tell (a story); count over again
subordinate - occupying a lower rank; inferior; submissive; N. V: put in a lower rank or class
centaur - mythical figure, half man and half horse
backslide - revert (to bad habits); N. reverter
dauntless - bold; fearless
quagmire - bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
engulf - surround and swallow up
conciliatory - reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)