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scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald
indiscriminate - choosing at random; confused; not based on careful distinctions
expiate - make amends for (a sin)
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
pandemonium - wild tumult(commotion); wild noisy disorder; CF. Paradise Lost
igneous - produced by fire; of fire; volcanic; (of rocks) formed from lava; Ex. igneous meteorite
disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark