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appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
paucity - scarcity; dearth
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
wanton - unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wanton spending/killing; CF. having no just cause
pious - devout; religious; N. piety
flamboyant - ornate; highly elaborate; richly colored; ostentatious; showy; CF. flame
archetype - prototype; primitive pattern
viand - food; CF. live
skirmish - minor fight; minor battle in war; V.
dereliction - neglect of duty; abandonment