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excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
calorific - heat-producing; N. calorie
confidential - spoken or written in secret; trusted with private matters; Ex. confidential secretary
diligence - steadiness of effort; persistent hard work
amenable - obedient; compliant; readily managed; responsive; willing to be led; answerable or accountable legally; responsible; able to be tested by; Ex. amenable to sensible suggestions; Ex. He is very amenable; Ex. amenable to the usual tests
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
expenditure - payment or expense; expending; something expended; output; Ex. receipt for the expenditure; Ex. expenditure of all the energy
culinary - relating to cooking or kitchen
converse - opposite; ADJ.
smother - kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers