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consanguineous - (consanguine) having a common ancestor
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
arboretum - place where different trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
inconsistency - state of being self-contradictory; lack of uniformity or steadiness; ADJ. inconsistent: displaying a lack of consistency; erratic; contradictory; incompatible
impute - attribute; ascribe; charge; N. imputation
bristling - rising like bristles; showing irritation
induce - persuade; lead to do something; bring about; N. inducement
outspoken - candid; blunt
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself