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retrench - cut down; cut down expenses; economize
haven - place of safety; refuge; harbor; Ex. tax haven
jingoist - extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
natal - connected with birth; CF. prenatal; CF. postnatal
superimpose - place over something else
courier - messenger
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
gamely - in a spirited manner; with courage; Ex. fight gamely against a superior boxer; ADJ. game
initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated