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divest - strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)
furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
anodyne - drug that relieves pain or trouble;
obtrude - push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive
interregnum - period between two successive reigns or governments
implicate - incriminate; involve incriminatingly; show to be involved (in a crime); Ex. implicate someone in the crime
premonitory - serving to warn
sheer - pure; thin and transparent; very steep
arraign - charge in court; indict