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scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
lumber - move heavily or clumsily; Ex. The bear lumbered through the woods; N: timber
lampoon - ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
sunder - separate; part; CF. asunder
raconteur - story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill
check - stop motion; curb or restrain
caustic - burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless
contest - dispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.
nadir - lowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith
dowdy - untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman