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infer - deduce; conclude; N. inference
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
mediocre - ordinary; commonplace; neither good nor bad
sidetrack - switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
beleaguer - besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica
jaded - tired or uninterested by surfeit; fatigued; surfeited; worn out; wearied; Ex. jaded appetite
indemnify - make secure against damage or loss; compensate for damage or loss; CF. make uninjured
dauntless - bold; fearless
facetious - joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous