to make clear
illuminate
to flow back
ebb
anxiety and concern
solicitude
to ruin by contaminating
taint
to disable
maim
enthusiasm for a cause or idea
fanatic
enthusiastic approval
acclaim
an orphan, homeless child
waif
to reject as untrue
repudiate
fearful uncertainty
trepidation
having been dragged through mud
bedraggled
something handed from the past
legacy
dependent upon change
haphazard
having a secret meaning
cryptic
perceptive
extremely attentive