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ferment - agitation; commotion(noisy and excited activity); unrest (of a political kind); V. produce by fermentation; undergo fermentation; cause (a state of trouble)
carnivorous - meat-eating; N. carnivore; CF. herbivore
unwarranted - unjustified; having no justification; groundless; baseless; undeserved
predilection - preference; partiality
materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
inveigh - denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink
vindicate - clear from blame; free from blame or accusation (with supporting proof); exonerate; substantiate; justify or support; avenge; Ex. vindicate one's client; Ex. vindicate one's claim; CF. vindicator
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience