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castrate - remove the sex organs (of a male animal or person)
rife - (of something bad) widespread; abundant; current
compartment - one of the parts into which an enclosed space is divided
emasculate - weaken; castrate
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
polarize - split into opposite extremes or camps
codicil - supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
nebulous - vague; hazy; cloudy; of a nebula; Ex. nebulous proposal