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::: amalgam - combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
::: indoctrinate - cause to accept a doctrine without questioning it; Ex. indoctrinated with mindless anti-communism
::: zealot - one who is zealous; fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
::: bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
::: palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
::: carat - (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold
::: recourse - resorting to help when in trouble; Ex. without recourse to
::: purported - alleged; claimed; reputed or rumored; Ex. purported Satanists
::: gaunt - lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
::: subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena