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cathartic - purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.
entice - lure; persuade to do (something wrong); attract; tempt
papyrus - ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
amphitheater - oval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena
outcast - one that has been excluded from a society; ADJ.
dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
extricate - free from an entanglement or difficulty; disentangle
plight - difficult condition; condition or state (esp. a bad state or condition); predicament
propagate - increase in number by producing young; multiply; spread; Ex. Most plants propagate by seed; Ex. newspaper propagating their ideas