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egress
n. 1. the act of going or coming out (or the right to do so), emergence 2. (of a building) way out, exit
divine
adj. godly, heavenly
head
n. chief or leader of an organization
awry
1. away from the expected position, amiss, askew 2. in the wrong position
complement
v. work well in conjunction with, make it seem better (e.g. strawberries and cream)
carouse
drink alcohol and make a lot of noise (often in a group of people)
decry
1. (publicly) condemn, criticize 2. (economics) depreciate the value of (e.g. coins)
belie
v. contradict, misrepresent (claim, appearance, emotion, impression...)
broach
v. 1. break open to get a liquid (a keg) 2. bring up (a difficult) subject for discussion 3. to veer (or cause to) broadside to the waves and wind
collateral
n. something to be borrowed against
convene
call together or to bring together esp. for a formal meeting
chastise
v. scold
embellish
make something more attractive by adding ornamentation and various details
diurnal
happening during the day or daily
gambol
run or jump about playfully
consign
send
captivate
v. hold the attention of
compensate
give someone money in recognition of loss or for work performed; make up for something unpleasant
atrocious
1. extremely brutal or cruel 2. very poor quality
fervent
1. very passionate 2. hot, burning; fervid
imbibe
v. 1. drink, especially alcohol 2. absorb
docile
easy to teach, lead or control; tractable
forgo
give up, let slide
contiguous
adj. 1. in close physical proximity, touching 2. next in time or sequence
atone
make amends for a bad deed; expiate
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