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cacophonous - discordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of loud sounds
encipher - encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river
accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
vivid - (of light or color) bright and distinct; evoking lifelike mental images; Ex. vivid red hair/description
underhand - (underhanded) done slyly and secretly (being dishonest)
sordid - filthy; foul; base; vile; Ex. sordid bed/story
pacifist - one opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes
temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society