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rummage - ransack; thoroughly search
foreboding - premonition of evil; feeling of coming evil; V. forebode: be a warning of (something unpleasant)
venerate - revere; treat with great respect
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
flotsam - drifting wreckage
quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
intrigue - make secret plans; plot; arouse the curiosity of; N: secret scheme; plot; secret love affair
assail - assault
inveigh - denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink