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colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
nourish - provide with food necessary for life and growth
burlesque - give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
corpuscle - red or white cell in the blood
rancor - long-lasting hatred; bitterness; Ex. negotiation without rancor; ADJ. rancorous
disengage - uncouple; separate; disconnect; stop fighting; OP. engage
surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
dutiful - (duteous) (of people or their behavior) respectful; obedient (filled with a sense of duty)
distort - twist out of shape; give a false account of; misrepresent; N. distortion