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parched - extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
dissertation - formal essay; treatise
mogul - powerful person; Ex. oil moguls; CF. Mogol, Moghul; CF. Mongolian
complementary - serving to complete something
raconteur - story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill
quaff - drink with zest; drink with relish(zest; hearty enjoyment);
corrosive - eating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce
slough - (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger