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 for Checkered
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Checker \Check"er\ (ch[e^]k"[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Checkered (ch[e^]k"[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Checkering.]
     [From OF. eschequier a chessboard, F. ['e]chiquier. See
     Check, n., and cf. 3d Checker.]
     1. To mark with small squares like a checkerboard, as by
        crossing stripes of different colors.
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     2. To variegate or diversify with different qualities,
        colors, scenes, or events; esp., to subject to frequent
        alternations of prosperity and adversity.
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              Our minds are, as it were, checkered with truth and
              falsehood.                            --Addison.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Checkered \Check"ered\ (ch[e^]k"[~e]rd), a.
     1. Marked with alternate squares or checks of different color
        or material.
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              Dancing in the checkered shade.       --Milton.
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     2. Diversified or variegated in a marked manner, as in
        appearance, character, circumstances, etc.; as, a
        character with a checkered past
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              This checkered narrative.             --Macaulay.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: patterned with alternating squares of color [syn:
             checked, checkered, chequered]
      2: marked by changeable fortune; "a checkered business career"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  35 Moby Thesaurus words for "checkered":
     able to adapt, adaptable, adjustable, alterable, alterative,
     changeable, check, checked, ever-changing, flexible, fluid,
     impermanent, kaleidoscopic, malleable, many-sided, metamorphic,
     mobile, modifiable, mosaic, movable, mutable, nonuniform,
     permutable, plaid, plastic, protean, proteiform, resilient,
     rubbery, supple, tessellate, tessellated, transient, transitory,

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