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reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
wring - twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
polarity - state of having two opposite qualities
parsimony - stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
belated - delayed
facsimile - copy
monastic - related to monks or monasteries; removed from worldly concerns
piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald
mimicry - imitation
sadistic - inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty