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scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
ludicrous - laughable; ridiculous; trifling
crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
peripheral - of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
spurn - reject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
rankle - irritate; fester; annoy
humdrum - dull; monotonous
infidel - unbeliever (with respect to a particular religion)
gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.