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subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
wallow - roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury
gourmet - connoisseur of food and drink; epicure
quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
inclement - stormy; unkind; unmerciful; CF. clement
pigment - coloring matter (usually powder to be mixed with water or oil)
gracious - kind in a generous way (to someone less important)
osseous - made of bone; bony