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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
douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
archipelago - group of closely located islands
posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
servile - slavish; cringing; N. servility
deft - neat; skillful
flux - flowing; series of changes; fluctuation; Ex. in a state of flux
polity - (particular form of) political organization; form of government of nation or state; Ex. student polity
gastronomy - art and science of preparing and serving good food; CF. gastronome