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consort - associate with; keep company; N: husband or wife (or a ruler)
biennial - every two years
impair - injure; hurt; damage
warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee
mountebank - charlatan; boastful pretender
abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
provender - dry food for livestock; fodder
thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
recite - repeat aloud (something learned); describe; Ex. recite his complaints; N. recitation