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ransack - search thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.
smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
inerrancy - infallibility
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
viand - food; CF. live
shoddy - made of inferior material; sham; not genuine; inferior; dishonest; Ex. shoddy goods/trick
flaccid - flabby; lacking firmness; weak; Ex. flaccid muscles
plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
seethe - be violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.