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scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
ecologist - person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology
avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
benign - kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor
demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
elucidate - explain; make clear; clarify; enlighten; CF. lucid
sage - person celebrated for wisdom; wise person; ADJ: wise
bombardment - attack (as with missiles or bombs); V. bombard
dearth - scarcity
congeal - freeze; coagulate