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cleave - split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to; N. cleavage; ADJ. cloven
obviate - make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need
shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
nefarious - very wicked
scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
chagrin - annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
plenary - (of power) complete; full; fully attended by all qualified members; Ex. plenary power
prescience - ability to foretell the future; knowledge of actions before they occur; ADJ. prescient
expository - explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition