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inebriated - habitually intoxicated; drunk; N. inebriety
schism - division into factions (esp. within a religious body); split
precursor - forerunner; predecessor
instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
sequester - isolate; segregate; seclude; retire from public life
decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
suborn - persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury); N. subornation
censure - blame; criticize; express strong disapproval; N: severe criticism; strong disapproval
charm - quality of pleasing; amulet; action or formula thought to have magical power; spell; V: attract; cast a spell on; bewitch