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liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
mandate - order; charge; authoritative command; power to govern another country; power to given to a government; region under administration; V: give a mandate to; place under a mandate; Ex. mandated territory
frantic - wild; distraught as from fear or worry; Ex. frantic with fear
pious - devout; religious; N. piety
leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
diatribe - bitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse
sinister - evil; ominous
penury - extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy
dregs - sediment in a liquid; lees; worthless residue