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foment - stir up; incite; instigate; promote the growth of (something evil or unpleasant)
mural - wall painting
shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
benevolent - generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
isotope - varying from of an element
centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
sequester - isolate; segregate; seclude; retire from public life
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity