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deprecate (DEP-ri-kayt)
v. 1: to disapprove of strongly; deplore 2: belittle; "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts"
3 archaic: To pray against, as an evil; to seek to avert by prayer
emolument (i-MAHL-yuh-muhnt)
n.: The profit arising from office, employment, or labor; gain; compensation; advantage; perquisites, fees, or salary
bivouac (BIV-wack, BIV-uh-wack)
n. 1: The watch of a whole army by night, when in danger of surprise or attack
2: An encampment for the night usually without tents or covering. --v.i.; BIVOUACKED; BIVOUACKING: To encamp for the night under little or no shelter.
umbrage (UHM-brij)
n.: suspicion of injury or wrong; offense; resentment
incipient (in-SIP-ee-unt)
adj.: Beginning to be, or to show itself; commencing; initial; as, the incipient stage of a fever; incipient light of day
dapple (DAP-uhl)
1 dapple (DAP-uhl), n.: A small contrasting spot or blotch

I should like to lie under a tree for a year, with no other industry than to watch the dapples of sunlight on the grass. --James Russell Lowell

2 dapple, adj.: Marked with spots of different shades of color; spotted; variegated; as, a dapple horse. Note: The word is used in composition to denote that some color is variegated or marked with spots; as, dapple-bay; dapple-gray.

O, swiftly can speed my dapple-gray steed. --Sir W. Scott.

3 dapple, v.t.: To variegate with spots; to spot.

The gentle day... Dapples the drowsy east with spots of gray. --Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

Glory be to God for dappled things --Gerard Manley Hopkins