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disburse - pay out (as from a fund); N. disbursement; CF. purse
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
dross - waste matter; worthless impurities
rummage - ransack; thoroughly search
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
sophisticated - worldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate
impregnate - make pregnant; fill thoroughly; saturate
reverent - respectful; worshipful; V. revere: regard with reverence; N. reverence: profound respect
denizen - (animal, person, or plant) inhabitant or resident of a particular place; regular visitor