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::: scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
::: intrinsic - essential; inherent; built-in
::: adherent - supporter; follower
::: infringe - violate (a law); encroach (the right of another person)
::: grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
::: rhapsody - excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling; musical composition of irregular form (as if made up as one plays it)
::: bilk - swindle; cheat
::: chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
::: momentous - very important; N. moment; CF. momentary
::: thwart - block or hinder; baffle; frustrate