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::: herbivorous - grain-eating; CF. herbivore
::: apostate - one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs; N. apostasy
::: retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
::: impolitic - not wise; not expedient; not politic
::: overwrought - nervous or excited; extremely agitated; hysterical; wrought-up; CF. wrought: made or done
::: disparage - belittle
::: cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
::: crave - desire; want intensely
::: digression - wandering away from the subject; V. digress
::: besiege - surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually