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attenuate - make thin; weaken
prattle - talk idly; babble; N. CF. prate
restraint - moderation or self-control; controlling force; restriction
furor - frenzy; great anger and excitement; CF. fury
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
pivotal - of a pivot; central; critical; crucial
scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
arrogance - pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
boisterous - violent; rough; noisy
knave - untrustworthy person; rogue; scoundrel; jack; N. knavery