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plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
revulsion - sudden strong feeling of disgust; sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction; Ex. revulsion from the scenes of torture
commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
hirsute - hairy; having a lot of hair
beholden - obligated; indebted; owing thanks; obliged or indebted from gratitude
gullible - easily deceived
initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
mediate - settle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire
indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence