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::: underlying - lying below; fundamental
::: humanitarian - one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism
::: scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
::: recast - reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again
::: congenital - existing at birth
::: emblazon - ornament richly (a shield or flag); N. emblazonment
::: extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
::: attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
::: prurient - having or causing lustful desires and thoughts; arousing immoderate sexual desire
::: apprehend - arrest (a criminal); dread; perceive; N. apprehension