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inundate - flood; overflow; submerge; cover completely; Ex. inundated with work
sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
annul - make void
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
quaff - drink with zest; drink with relish(zest; hearty enjoyment);
rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
larceny - theft; Ex. petit larceny
dislodge - remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge