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::: wrest - obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp
::: excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
::: cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
::: penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
::: venial - (of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial
::: vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
::: decorous - proper (in behavior, conduct, or appearance)
::: disseminate - distribute; spread; scatter (like seeds)
::: nutrient - nourishing substance; ADJ: providing nourishment
::: ragamuffin - dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes