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purge - remove or get rid of something or someone unwanted; eliminate; free from blame or guilt; cleanse or purify (esp. of sin, guilt, or defilement); N.
extradition - surrender of prisoner by one state to another; Ex. extradition treaty; V. extradite
simile - comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as
shrewd - clever; astute
seedy - run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel
polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
levity - lack of seriousness or steadiness; frivolity; lightness of manner
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
indenture - bind as servant or apprentice to master; bind by indenture; N: contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified time (as between an apprentice and his master)
vernal - pertaining to spring