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insolvent - bankrupt; lacking money to pay; N. insolvency
culprit - one guilty of a crime
scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
revoke - cancel; retract; CF. irrevocable
chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
regatta - boat or yacht race
erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
entrepreneur - businessperson (who assumes the risk of a business venture); contractor; ADJ. entrepreneurial
hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria