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jettison - throw overboard (from a ship or plane)
parochial - narrow in scope or outlook; provincial; related to parishes
crossbreed - hybridize; N: hybrid; CF. interbreed; CF. inbreed
restitution - returning something (lost or stolen) to the rightful owner; reparation; indemnification; compensation for loss, damage, or injury
tycoon - wealthy and powerful businessperson; wealthy leader; magnate; Ex. business tycoon
unruly - disobedient; lawless; difficult to control
matriculate - enroll (in college or graduate school); CF. matrix
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
wanton - unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wanton spending/killing; CF. having no just cause
humus - substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil