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mediate - settle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire
purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
vilify - slander; speak evil of; N. vilification
comity - courtesy; civility; Ex. comity of nations
sledge - large sled drawn by work animals
expedient - suitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient
crave - desire; want intensely
pulmonary - pertaining to the lungs
criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry