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converse - opposite; ADJ.
mulct - defraud a person of something; swindle; Ex. mulct the boy of his legacy
indolent - lazy
scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
cumbersome - heavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
missive - letter; written statement; CF. sent
fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
whine - complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (as in pain or supplication)