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::: immolate - offer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)
::: castrate - remove the sex organs (of a male animal or person)
::: appraise - estimate value of; N. appraisal
::: contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
::: flutter - (of a bird with large wings) wave (the wings) lightly, rapidly, and irregularly; vibrate rapidly or erratically; fly by waving quickly; flitter; N.
::: airy - of air; high in the air; lofty; immaterial; unreal
::: penury - extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy
::: definitive - most reliable; authorative and complete; that cannot be improved; conclusive; decisive; definite; Ex. definitive decision by the supreme court
::: marsupial - one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch(pocket of skin or leather); CF. kangaroo, opossum, wombat
::: loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth