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eclipse - darken; extinguish; outshine; surpass; cause an eclipse
appurtenances - subordinate possessions; something added to a more important thing
bantering - joking talk; good-naturedly ridiculing; N.V. banter
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
conscript - draftee; person forced into military service; V.
laity - laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
sluggish - lazy; slow; inactive; lethargic; CF. slug: nail with no shell
buccaneer - pirate
cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion