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excise - cut away; cut out; N: government tax on good produced and used inside a country; N. excision
fanfare - call by bugles or trumpets; showy display; spectacular public display
comestible - something fit to be eaten
enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)
kleptomaniac - person who has a compulsive desire to steal
welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
sparse - not thick; thinly scattered; scanty
slake - satisfy (thirst); quench; sate
anthology - book of literary selections by various authors; CF. omnibus