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::: dutiful - (duteous) (of people or their behavior) respectful; obedient (filled with a sense of duty)
::: prelude - introduction; introductory performance or event; forerunner
::: malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
::: dismember - cut into small parts; cut (a body) apart limb from limb
::: culinary - relating to cooking or kitchen
::: depose - dethrone; remove from office; give a deposition; testify
::: obsidian - black volcanic rock
::: wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
::: alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
::: bandy - discuss lightly or glibly; discuss in a frivolous manner; exchange (words) heatedly; quarrel; Ex. bandy words with