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incubate - hatch; warm (eggs) with the body to promote hatching; maintain at optimal environment conditions for development; be holding in one's body an infection which is going to develop into a disease; N. incubation; CF. incubation:disease
incredulous - withholding belief; skeptical; showing disbelief
dislodge - remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
lumber - move heavily or clumsily; Ex. The bear lumbered through the woods; N: timber
seethe - be violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.
renounce - abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation
extricate - free from an entanglement or difficulty; disentangle
marginal - of a margin; barely within a limit; Ex. marginal effect/writing ability
infraction - violation (of a rule or regulation); breach