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mulct - defraud a person of something; swindle; Ex. mulct the boy of his legacy
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
culvert - artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road
carnage - destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
resurge - rise again; flow to and fro; N. resurgence; ADJ. resurgent: (of ideas or beliefs) experiencing revival; surging again
pretend - feign; pretend to: claim to possess; make pretensions to; Ex. I don't pretend to much expertise; N. pretense
retrograde - go backwards; recede; degenerate; deteriorate; ADJ.
memorialize - commemorate
perfidious - treacherous; disloyal; N. perfidy: treachery