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scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
vying - contending; CF. vie
poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position
obliterate - destroy completely; wipe out; Ex. obliterate the village
fetid - (foetid) malodorous; foul
malign - speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
debonair - (of men) friendly, charming, and fashionably dressed; aiming to please; CF. of good disposition
antiseptic - substance that prevents infection in a wound; ADJ.