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benefactor - gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
expunge - cancel; remove a word or name (from a book or list); erase
catapult - slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult
turbid - (of a liquid) having the sediment disturbed; muddy; thick
wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.
cleave - split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to; N. cleavage; ADJ. cloven
macerate - soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper
indite - write; compose
obtrude - push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive