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privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
pervert - corrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
alias - an assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias
functionary - official (who performs a particular function)
premeditate - plan in advance; Ex. premeditated murder
protrude - stick out; jut; project; Ex. protruding teeth
lampoon - ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
alcove - nook; recess
clapper - striker (tongue) of a bell
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury