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dilute - make (a liquid) less concentrated; reduce in strength; Ex. dilute the influence of the president
underhand - (underhanded) done slyly and secretly (being dishonest)
germane - pertinent; bearing upon(having connection with) the case at hand; appropriate
gamely - in a spirited manner; with courage; Ex. fight gamely against a superior boxer; ADJ. game
palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
vacillate - waver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro; N. vacillation
contraband - illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
captious - faultfinding; too critical
sheer - pure; thin and transparent; very steep