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estranged - separated; alienated; V. estrange: alienate (people in a family); N. estrangement
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
pretext - excuse
foliage - masses of leaves; CF. defoliate
pungent - stinging; acrid; sharp in taste or smell; (of speech or writing) caustic; N. pungency
conglomerate - corporation made up of several different companies in diversified fields; mass of various material gathered together; rock consisting of small stones held together by clay; V.
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
alacrity - cheerful promptness without reluctance
vouchsafe - grant condescendingly; guarantee; Ex. vouchsafe your fair return on your investment