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dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
abject - (of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology
pucker - gather into wrinkles or folds; N: wrinkle or fold
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
discompose - disturb the composure of; confuse
delta - flat plain of mud or sand between branches of a river
bolster - support; reinforce
replenish - fill up again