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alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
outrage - act of extreme violence or viciousness; resentful anger; V: commit an outrage on; produce anger in; ADJ. outrageous: offensive
impeach - charge (a public official) with crime in office; raise doubts about; indict; Ex. impeach a witness's credibility
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
haven - place of safety; refuge; harbor; Ex. tax haven
esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica
impede - hide; retard or obstruct the progress of; block
excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
assay - analyze (to discover what materials are present); evaluate (soil or ore)