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transparent - permitting light to pass through freely; easily detected; obvious; clear; Ex. transparent lie
diverse - differing in some characteristics (from each other); various; N. diversity: variety; dissimilitude; lack of resemblance
barefaced - shameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face; Ex. barefaced lie
skirmish - minor fight; minor battle in war; V.
impromptu - without previous preparation; off the cuff(end of a sleeve); on the spur of the moment
maelstrom - violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream
rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
sovereign - ruler in a monarchy; ADJ: (of a country) independent and self-governing; having supreme power; supreme; excellent