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prostrate - stretch out full on ground; make prostrate; enervate; Ex. prostrating illness; ADJ: lying face down; having lost all strength
expenditure - payment or expense; expending; something expended; output; Ex. receipt for the expenditure; Ex. expenditure of all the energy
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
barterer - trader; V. barter: trade; exchange good for other goods rather than money
shimmer - shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.
distinctive - clearly different from others of the same kind
fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
pauper - very poor person
contraband - illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.
culmination - highest point; climax; V. culminate in: reach the highest point in; end in; Ex. a series of minor clashes culminating in war