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facsimile - copy
decapitate - behead
elucidate - explain; make clear; clarify; enlighten; CF. lucid
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
statutory - created by statute or legislative action; regulated by statute; Ex. statutory age limit
insightful - discerning; perceptive
archipelago - group of closely located islands
Occident - the West
avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.