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::: emancipate - set free; liberate
::: ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
::: disburse - pay out (as from a fund); N. disbursement; CF. purse
::: drastic - strong; violent and severe; Ex. drastic changes/measures
::: comport - bear one's self; behave; Ex. comport oneself; N. comportment
::: vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
::: placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
::: sustenance - sustaining; means of livelihood, support, food, nourishment; something that maintains life; food
::: multiform - having many forms
::: decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of