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pestle - tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar
analgesic - causing insensitivity to pain; N.
probe - explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe
materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
respiration - breathing; exhalation; ADJ. respiratory
pillage - plunder
xenophobia - fear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe
bound - leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my opinion; CF. bounce, rebound
litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
acknowledge - recognize; admit