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divest - strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)
indolent - lazy
writhe - twist in coils; contort in pain
preclude - make impossible; prevent; exclude; eliminate
compassion - sympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate
irreparable - not able to be corrected or repaired; impossible to repair
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
prostrate - stretch out full on ground; make prostrate; enervate; Ex. prostrating illness; ADJ: lying face down; having lost all strength
glutton - someone who eats too much; ADJ. gluttonous: given to gluttony; greedy; CF. gluttony: habit of eating too much
adjourn - suspend until a later time; move from one place to another