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soluble - able to be dissolved in a liquid; able to be worked out or solved
reprieve - postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of
arroyo - gully; narrow channel formed by rainwater
furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
unbridled - violent; uncontrolled; Ex. unbridled rage/greed
induce - persuade; lead to do something; bring about; N. inducement
hatch - deck opening; lid covering a deck opening; V: emerge from an egg; produce (young) from an egg
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
poultice - soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body