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conscript - draftee; person forced into military service; V.
philistine - narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain; uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic and cultural values; member of an ancient people in Palestine; OP. aesthete
ravage - devastate; plunder; despoil; Ex. crops ravaged by storms
respite - time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
preclude - make impossible; prevent; exclude; eliminate
beneficial - helpful; useful; advantageous
actuary - someone who advises insurance companies
bungle - mismanage; blunder; botch; blow; spoil by clumsy behavior
craven - cowardly
peripatetic - walking about from place to place (to work); moving; Ex. peripatetic school of philosophy