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prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
deranged - insane
flotsam - drifting wreckage
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
gaffe - social blunder
invert - turn upside down or inside out; reverse the position or condition of
inclement - stormy; unkind; unmerciful; CF. clement
nonplus - put at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more
collate - examine and compare in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order (the sheets of a book before they are bound)
gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.