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::: saboteur - one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property; N. sabotage: destruction of property (usually carried out secretly)
::: uncouth - boorish; clumsy in speech or behavior; outlandish
::: contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
::: cognizance - knowledge; ADJ. cognizant; having knowledge; aware
::: sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
::: contraband - illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.
::: pith - core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance
::: maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
::: dehydrate - remove water from; dry out
::: ornate - excessively or elaborately decorated