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endemic - prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country; peculiar to a particular region or people; CF. pandemic
meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
pestle - tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar
accede - agree
blemish - mar; spoil the beauty or perfection of; N: flaw or defect (that spoils perfection); Ex. blemishes in the crystal; CF. unblemished
accost - approach and speak first to a person
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
misconduct - immoral behavior; bad management; V.
humdrum - dull; monotonous
tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to