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consign - send to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee
minatory - menacing; threatening
anomalous - abnormal; irregular
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
copious - plentiful
confluence - flowing together; the place where two rivers flow together; crowd; gathering together
gnarl - protruding knot on a tree; V.
titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy