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appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
nebulous - vague; hazy; cloudy; of a nebula; Ex. nebulous proposal
heresy - opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion; ADJ. heretical; CF. heretic
lancet - small surgical tool for making incisions
demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
pusillanimous - cowardly; lacking courage; fainthearted
conception - beginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception
euphemism - mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic
ration - fixed portion; V: distribute as rations
palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)