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Corroborate (3)
to make certain

to confirm

to support with evidence
Antithesis (2)
contrast

a direct or exact opposite
Extenuating
to make less serious
Exorbitant
highly excessive
Disheveled
untidy or disarranged
Dilate
to make wider/larger; to expand
Diffident (2)
lacking confidence in one's own ability

timid; shy
Discredit (4)
to injure the credit/reputation

to show to be untrustworthy

to disbelieve

a reputation damager
Abbreviate (2)
to make briefer

to reduce to a shorter form intended to stand for the whole
Acquiesce
to accept, comply, or submit tacitly or passively
Dictate (4)
to say aloud for another to record

to command

an order/command

a guiding principle or requirement
Demagogue
a person who gains power by arousing the emotions, passions, or prejudices of peope
Credulity
willingness to believe or trust too readily
Compromise (4)
a settlement

to settle

to make vulnerable to danger

the result of a settlement
Asylum (2)
an institution for the mentally ill

a secure retreat
Animosity
ill will or resentment toward active hostility
Encumberance (3)
something burdensome or hindering

a dependent person

a claim on property
Entangle (2)
to confuse

to intertwine/tangle
Entreat
to ask earnestly; to beg
Equivocal
the possibility of several different meanings

of doubtful nature

uncertain/questionable