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scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
orator - public speaker
cessation - stoppage
encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
postulate - self-evident truth; something assumed without proof; V: assume the truth of (as a basis of an argument)
divulge - reveal
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
cogitate - think over; ponder