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criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
accomplice - partner in crime
desolate - make desolate; forsake; abandon and desert
maraud - move in search of plunder; Ex. marauding army
plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
missive - letter; written statement; CF. sent
complaisant - trying to please; obliging; willing to please others
rally - come or bring together; call up or summon (forces, vital powers, etc.); revive or recuperate (after illness or difficulty); N: act of rallying; mass gathering
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
intransigence - refusal of any compromise; stubbornness; ADJ. intransigent: uncompromising