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obliterate - destroy completely; wipe out; Ex. obliterate the village
palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
prerogative - privilege; unquestionable right; CF. ask before
subordinate - occupying a lower rank; inferior; submissive; N. V: put in a lower rank or class
kleptomaniac - person who has a compulsive desire to steal
embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
arroyo - gully; narrow channel formed by rainwater
molecule - the smallest particle (one or more atoms) of a substance that has all the properties of that substance
wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
reverent - respectful; worshipful; V. revere: regard with reverence; N. reverence: profound respect