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::: decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
::: inductive - pertaining to induction or proceeding from the specific to the general
::: glean - gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
::: shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
::: pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
::: mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
::: premise - assumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based
::: ulterior - intentionally hidden; beyond what is evident; situated beyond; unstated and often questionable; Ex. ulterior motive
::: dissimulate - pretend; conceal by feigning; dissemble
::: caption - title; chapter heading; text under illustration