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saboteur - one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property; N. sabotage: destruction of property (usually carried out secretly)
vouch - give a personal guarantee; Ex. I can vouch for his integrity; N. voucher
modicum - limited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate
liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
incite - arouse to action; goad; motivate; induce to exist; Ex. incite a riot/the crowd to rebellion
dummy - imitation of a real object used as a substitute; effigy
gross - total; fragrant; clearly wrong; (of people's behavior) coarse; corpulent; Ex. gross insolence/behavior; V: earn as a total amount; N: 12 dozens
piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal