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::: assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
::: desolate - (of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless
::: decrepitude - state of collapse or weakness caused by illness or old age
::: wastrel - waster; profligate
::: matriculate - enroll (in college or graduate school); CF. matrix
::: scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
::: pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
::: plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
::: pucker - gather into wrinkles or folds; N: wrinkle or fold
::: buxom - full-bosomed; plump; jolly