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indoctrinate - cause to accept a doctrine without questioning it; Ex. indoctrinated with mindless anti-communism
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
abut - border upon; adjoin
incur - bring upon oneself
garbled - mixed up; jumbled; distorted; V. garble: mix up or distort (a message) to such an extent as to make misleading or unintelligible
assay - analyze (to discover what materials are present); evaluate (soil or ore)
epithet - word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)
clandestine - secret
careen - lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger