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divest - strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)
haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
bountiful - generous; graciously generous; showing bounty
depredation - plundering; destruction
wanton - unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wanton spending/killing; CF. having no just cause
temperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
capacious - spacious
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
gargantuan - huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel