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affirmation - positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
mulct - defraud a person of something; swindle; Ex. mulct the boy of his legacy
exiguous - small in amount; minute
mogul - powerful person; Ex. oil moguls; CF. Mogol, Moghul; CF. Mongolian
docket - program as for trial; book where such entries are made; list of things to be done; agenda; label fixed to a package listing contents or directions; V: describe in a docket
slack - moving slowly; sluggish; inactive; (of a rope) loose; negligent; lax; Ex. slack season; Ex. slack in one's work; N. V.
vituperative - abusive; scolding; V. vituperate: berate; scold; rail against abusively
habituate - accustom or familiarize; addict
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)