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::: menace - threat; V: threaten
::: pinnace - small boat
::: bellicose - warlike
::: expedient - suitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient
::: ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
::: penetrate - enter into; pierce; permeate; see through; grasp the inner significance of; understand
::: bifurcated - divided into two branches; forked
::: shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
::: spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
::: battalion - army unit made up of four or more companies