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excise - cut away; cut out; N: government tax on good produced and used inside a country; N. excision
meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
exorbitant - (of costs or demands) excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds
vex - annoy; distress
stoop - bend forward and down; lower or debase oneself; fall to a lower standard of behavior by doing something; condescend; Ex. stoop to lying
simplistic - oversimplified
appease - pacify or soothe; Ex. appease a crying baby; N. appeasement
headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
fauna - animals of a period or region; CF. flora