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scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
tribunal - court of justice
paramount - foremost in importance; supreme; CF. para-: beyond; above; Ex. paranormal
dappled - spotted
incessant - uninterrupted; unceasing
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
abjure - renounce upon oath
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax
exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption