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deplete - reduce; exhaust
perjury - false testimony while under oath; V. perjure oneself: testify falsely under oath
fatuous - smugly and unconsciously foolish; inane; silly; N. fatuity, fatuousness
embargo - ban on commerce or other activity
prone - inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone
contraband - illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
horoscope - diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers
scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
incontrovertible - indisputable; impossible to dispute; not open to question; unquestionable