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imprecation - curse; swearword
sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
bigotry - stubborn intolerance
scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
absolve - pardon (an offense)
autonomous - self-governing; N. autonomy
molecule - the smallest particle (one or more atoms) of a substance that has all the properties of that substance
prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax
jaunty - cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat
curtail - shorten; reduce