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prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
yield - amount produced; crop; income on investment; profit obtained from an investment; V: produce; give in; surrender
splice - join together end to end to make one continuous length; fasten together; unite; Ex. splice two strips of tape; N.
rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
freebooter - pirate or plunderer who makes war in order to grow rich
obligatory - binding; required; compulsory; V. oblige: constrain; make grateful; do a favor; accommodate
indemnify - make secure against damage or loss; compensate for damage or loss; CF. make uninjured
execute - put into effect; carry out; kill as a lawful punishment; N. execution
bungle - mismanage; blunder; botch; blow; spoil by clumsy behavior