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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
monarchy - government under a single ruler
bequeath - leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
parable - short simple story teaching a moral
retrieve - recover; put right; find and bring in; regain; Ex. retrieve the situation
tanner - person who turns animal hides into leather
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
loathe - detest; ADJ. loathsome: arousing loathing; offensive; Ex. loathsome smell
valid - logically convincing; sound; legally acceptable; effective; Ex. valid reasoning/passport
litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words