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shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
petty - trivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded
incompatible - inharmonious; N. incompatibility
imperial - like an emperor; related to an empire; CF. imperialism
exhort - urge (by strong argument or advice); Ex. The general exhorted his men to fight bravely; N. exhortation
freebooter - pirate or plunderer who makes war in order to grow rich
apprehend - arrest (a criminal); dread; perceive; N. apprehension
emaciated - thin and wasted (from hunger or illness)
divest - strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)