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expiate - make amends for (a sin)
eschew - avoid habitually; Ex. eschew alcoholic drinks
subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
extirpate - root up; uproot; destroy completely
quagmire - bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
grotesque - fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)
alliteration - repetition of beginning sound in poetry
nausea - feeling of sickness and desire to vomit; disgust; CF. seasickness
prestige - respect or admiration; impression produced by achievements or reputation; ADJ: causing admiration; ADJ. prestigious: having prestige
perennial - something long-lasting; perennial plant; ADJ: lasting through the year or many years; lasting for a long time; enduring