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ambush - act of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in ambush; V.
retrench - cut down; cut down expenses; economize
scurrilous - abusive; obscene; indecent; Ex. scurrilous remark
atone - make amends for; pay for; Ex. atone for
graze - (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
noncommittal - neutral; refusing commitment to a particular opinion; unpledged; undecided
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
buccaneer - pirate
mendicant - beggar; ADJ: living as a beggar