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despoil - plunder; sack; Ex. despoil the village
motto - brief statement used to express a principle
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
transpire - (of a fact) become known; be revealed; happen; give off (watery waste matter) through pores
Occident - the West
incriminate - accuse of or implicate in a crime; serve as evidence against; cause to seem or make guilty of a crime; Ex. incriminating evidence
withdrawn - introverted; retiring; remote
hallowed - blessed; consecrated; Ex. hallowed ground; V. hallow: set apart as holy
erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
skittish - inconstant; capricious; frivolous; not serious; Ex. charming but skittish young woman; CF. skit