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lottery - contest in which winners are selected in a drawing of lots
rivet - metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross
propinquity - nearness (in space or relationship); proximity; kinship
purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
flotsam - drifting wreckage
lionize - treat (a person) as a celebrity
juridical - of the law and its administration; CF. judicial: of courts of law; CF. judiciary
denigrate - blacken; defame
ransack - search thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.
dinghy - small boat (often ship's boat)