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retrench - cut down; cut down expenses; economize
blasphemy - irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
decant - pour off gently (wine or liquid)
optional - not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options
institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
ransack - search thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.
revert - relapse; backslide; turn back to; return to the former owner; N. reversion
revulsion - sudden strong feeling of disgust; sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction; Ex. revulsion from the scenes of torture
interdict - prohibit; forbid; N.