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defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
expansive - (of a person) outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive; able to increase in size
uxorious - excessively submissive or devoted to one's wife; CF. uxor: wife
disgorge - surrender something (stolen); eject; vomit; OP. gorge
primordial - existing at the beginning (of time); rudimentary
strident - loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency
glitter - shine brightly with flashing points of light; Ex. glittering diamond ring; N: sparkling light; attractiveness; glamor; Ex. glitter of the sun on the waves
coroner - public official who investigates any death thought to be of other than natural causes
vouch - give a personal guarantee; Ex. I can vouch for his integrity; N. voucher