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ravenous - extremely hungry; voracious
disparage - belittle
infernal - pertaining to hell; devilish; N. inferno: place of fiery heat or destruction
milieu - social environment; means of expression; Ex. feel out of one's milieu; Ex. His proper milieu is watercolor.
guise - outward appearance; costume; Ex. in a new guise
frenzied - madly excited; N. frenzy: violent wild excitement
disburse - pay out (as from a fund); N. disbursement; CF. purse
divest - strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
ambush - act of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in ambush; V.