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condign - adequate; (of punishment) severe and well deserved
reparation - compensation (for loss or wrong); amends; Ex. make reparation for the damage; CF. repair
vanguard - forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
revoke - cancel; retract; CF. irrevocable
cornice - projecting molding on building (usually above columns or pillars); ó
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
miserly - stingy; mean
sloth - slow moving tree-dwelling mammal; laziness; ADJ. slothful: lazy; indolent
predecessor - former occupant of a post
whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim