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pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
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
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
prefigure - be a sign of; foreshadow
outmoded - no longer in fashion or use; no longer stylish; old-fashioned
fashion - give shape to; make; Ex. fashion the pot out of clay
mortician - undertaker; CF. death
emasculate - weaken; castrate
dismantle - take apart; disassemble
slovenly - untidy; careless in work habits; slipshod; N. sloven: one who is habitually untidy or careless