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excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
expropriate - take possession of (often for public use and without payment)
porridge - soft food made by boiling oatmeal
chary - cautious; unwilling to take risks; sparing or restrained about giving; OP. bold
insurrection - rebellion; uprising
privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
combustible - easily burned; N. CF. combustion
nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
debutante - young woman making formal entrance into society
recast - reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again