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emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
alluvial - pertaining to soil deposits left by running water
shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
tycoon - wealthy and powerful businessperson; wealthy leader; magnate; Ex. business tycoon
repulsion - distaste; disgust; act of driving back; ADJ. repulsive: causing disgust; tending to drive away; V. repel (not `repulse')
intervene - come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention
compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
voracious - ravenous; eating large quantities of food; exceedingly eager; insatiable; Ex. voracious animal/reader