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protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
disheveled - untidy (of hair or clothing); V. dishevel
complicity - participation; involvement (in a questionable act or a crime)
arraign - charge in court; indict
plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
pedestal - support or base as for a pillar or statue
humanitarian - one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism
plight - difficult condition; condition or state (esp. a bad state or condition); predicament
incisive - (appreciatively) cutting; sharp; Ex. incisive remarks; V. incise: make a cut into