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hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
throb - (of a heart or machine) beat rapidly or violently; N. Ex. hearthrob: heartbeat; sweetheart
tremulous - trembling; wavering
rue - regret; lament; mourn; Ex. He will rue the day; N. ADJ. rueful
smudge - dirty mark with unclear edges made by rubbing; V.
smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
inviolable - secure from corruption, attack, or violation(or profanation); unassailable; Ex. inviolable oath/rights; N. inviolability
prodigious - enormous; marvelous; extraordinary; Ex. prodigious amount/memory
jeopardize - endanger; imperil; put at risk; N. jeopardy: danger