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::: oversee - watch over and direct; supervise; N. oversight: unintentional failure to notice or do something; supervision
::: debutante - young woman making formal entrance into society
::: dichotomy - division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
::: homespun - domestic; made at home; spun or woven at home; simple and ordinary; Ex. homespun philosophy
::: irresolute - uncertain how to act; weak; lacking in resolution; indecisive; N. irresolution
::: contraband - illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.
::: subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
::: obituary - death notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.
::: ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
::: purge - remove or get rid of something or someone unwanted; eliminate; free from blame or guilt; cleanse or purify (esp. of sin, guilt, or defilement); N.