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shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
frolicsome - prankish; gay; playful; merry; frisky
maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
quixotic - idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote
excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
husbandry - frugality; thrift; economy; agriculture; farming; Ex. animal husbandry; CF. husbandman
cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
mitigate - appease; moderate; make or become less in force or intensity
pedagogue - teacher; CF. child leader