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artifacts - object made by human beings, either hand-made or mass-produced
forensic - suitable to debate or courts of law; of or used in legal proceedings and the tracking of criminals; Ex. forensic science/medicine
extirpate - root up; uproot; destroy completely
abridge - condense or shorten
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
hatch - deck opening; lid covering a deck opening; V: emerge from an egg; produce (young) from an egg
misapprehension - error; misunderstanding; V. misapprehend
pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
abnegation - renunciation; self-sacrifice; self-abnegation