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::: appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
::: garbled - mixed up; jumbled; distorted; V. garble: mix up or distort (a message) to such an extent as to make misleading or unintelligible
::: papyrus - ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
::: spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
::: blemish - mar; spoil the beauty or perfection of; N: flaw or defect (that spoils perfection); Ex. blemishes in the crystal; CF. unblemished
::: omniscient - all-knowing
::: controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy
::: tenet - doctrine; dogma
::: collate - examine and compare in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order (the sheets of a book before they are bound)
::: insatiable - not easily satisfied; unquenchable; Ex. insatiable appetite