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esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica
offensive - attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
genesis - beginning; origin
commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
hurtle - crash; rush; move with great speed; Ex. hurtling runaway train
despoil - plunder; sack; Ex. despoil the village
compile - assemble; gather; accumulate; make (a report or a book) from facts and information found in various places; Ex. compile a dictionary
misnomer - wrong or improper name; incorrect designation
motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
polygamist - one who has more than one spouse at a time; CF. bigamy; CF. polyandry