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::: swathe - swath; wrap around; bandage; Ex. one's head swathed in bandages
::: proscribe - prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw
::: commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
::: libel - defamatory written statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character; V. ADJ. libelous
::: belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
::: phenomena - observable facts; subjects of scientific investigation; SG. phenomenon: observable fact; very unusual person, thing, or event; marvel; wonder; CF. phenomenons; ADJ. phenomenal: very unusual; extraordinary; of a phenomenon; Ex. phenomenal strength
::: recluse - hermit; loner; ADJ. reclusive
::: barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
::: proviso - stipulation; condition in an agreement; provision
::: dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage