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metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
dysentery - inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract
communal - held in common; public; of a group of people; of a commune
extirpate - root up; uproot; destroy completely
livid - lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
pathetic - causing sadness, compassion, pity; touching
mendicant - beggar; ADJ: living as a beggar
flay - strip off skin; plunder; remove the skin from; criticize harshly
hoodwink - deceive; delude
troth - pledge of good faith especially in betrothal; betrothal; Ex. by my troth