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appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
castrate - remove the sex organs (of a male animal or person)
levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
garnish - decorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.
heresy - opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion; ADJ. heretical; CF. heretic
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
immutable - unchangeable
quaint - odd in an old-fashioned way; odd; old-fashioned; picturesque
sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
insubstantial - lacking substance; insignificant; frail; immaterial