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recurrent - occurring again and again
inculcate - teach (ideas or principles); instill
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
tenet - doctrine; dogma
malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
sinister - evil; ominous
firebrand - piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)
shimmer - shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.