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parquet - floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece
adept - expert at; very skilled
exigency - urgent situation; ADJ. exigent
leonine - like a lion
dubious - questionable; (of something) causing doubt; (of someone) filled with doubt; N. dubiety
vindicate - clear from blame; free from blame or accusation (with supporting proof); exonerate; substantiate; justify or support; avenge; Ex. vindicate one's client; Ex. vindicate one's claim; CF. vindicator
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
zealot - one who is zealous; fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
melancholy - gloomy; morose; blue; N. ADJ. melancholic; CF. melancholia