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smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
enervate - weaken; take away energy from
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
churlish - boorish; rude; N. churl: boor; yahoo
migratory - wandering; V. migrate: move from one region and settle in another; move periodically from one region to another
wrest - obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp
surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
viand - food; CF. live
upright - (sitting or standing) straight up; honest; moral
missive - letter; written statement; CF. sent