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divest - strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)
grisly - ghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies
matin - \'ee(matinee) dramatic or musical performance given in the afternoon
pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
execute - put into effect; carry out; kill as a lawful punishment; N. execution
cumulative - growing by addition; accumulative
maraud - move in search of plunder; Ex. marauding army
expository - explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance