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substantive - substantial; essential; pertaining to the substance; substantial; considerable; Ex. substantive issues
amputate - cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
appall - dismay; shock deeply
elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
querulous - given to complaining; complaining; fretful; whining
refractory - unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse
flush - redden; blush; flow suddenly and abundantly; wash out by a rapid brief flow of water; N: reddish tinge; blush; brief rush; rush of strong feeling; Ex. flush of pride; ADJ: having surfaces in the same plane; even; blushing
battalion - army unit made up of four or more companies
embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)