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::: 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
::: maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
::: hoary - white with age
::: invocation - prayer for help (used in invoking); calling upon as a reference or support; act of invoking
::: debutante - young woman making formal entrance into society
::: obligatory - binding; required; compulsory; V. oblige: constrain; make grateful; do a favor; accommodate
::: goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
::: anoint - consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
::: clapper - striker (tongue) of a bell
::: insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula