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lancet - small surgical tool for making incisions
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
congenital - existing at birth
matriarch - woman who rules a family or larger social group
reputed - supposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem
consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
consanguineous - (consanguine) having a common ancestor
maraud - move in search of plunder; Ex. marauding army
pristine - unspoiled; remaining in a pure state; characteristic of earlier times; primitive; Ex. an old book in pristine condition
flick - light stroke as with a whip; V: move with a light quick blow; strike with a light quick blow (as from a whip); Ex. flick the switch