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collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
capsize - (of a boat) turn over
linguistic - pertaining to language
commonplace - ordinary; N: something ordinary or common; trite remark
smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
ordeal - severe trial or affliction; difficult experience; trial(test of patience or endurance); affliction
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
blemish - mar; spoil the beauty or perfection of; N: flaw or defect (that spoils perfection); Ex. blemishes in the crystal; CF. unblemished
retort - quick sharp reply; V.
supernumerary - person or thing excess of what is necessary; extra; ADJ: additional to the usual or necessary number