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::: caliber - ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber
::: consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
::: spartan - without attention to comfort; lacking luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined; Ex. spartan living condition/life
::: shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
::: suture - stitches sewn to hold the cut edges of a wound or incision; material used in sewing; V: sew together a wound
::: avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
::: categorical - without exceptions; made without any doubt in mind; unqualified; absolute
::: blotch - spot; blot; CF. blot+botch
::: ransack - search thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.
::: exonerate - acquit; exculpate; free from blame or guilt