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recant - disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error; Ex. recant one's faith/a statement
drudge - do drudgery; N: person who drudges
amulet - charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
surfeit - satiate; feed or supply to excess; stuff; indulge to excess in anything; N: surfeiting; excessive amount; Ex. surfeit of food
decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
gerontology - study of the sociological phenomena associated with old age
imperious - domineering; too commanding; haughty; CF. imperial/emperor
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
dormer - window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room
embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio