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suture - stitches sewn to hold the cut edges of a wound or incision; material used in sewing; V: sew together a wound
specious - seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)
obfuscate - confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex; make so confused as to be difficult to understand
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
assay - analyze (to discover what materials are present); evaluate (soil or ore)
invoke - call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
cull - pick out from others (to kill the weakest members); reject; select; collect (information); N.
jettison - throw overboard (from a ship or plane)
blemish - mar; spoil the beauty or perfection of; N: flaw or defect (that spoils perfection); Ex. blemishes in the crystal; CF. unblemished
scrimmage - disorderly fight between two or more people