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gull - trick; deceive; hoodwink; N: person who is easily tricked; dupe
scanty - meager; insufficient
academic - related to a school; not practical or directly useful
scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
obscure - dark; vague; unclear; not well known; Ex. obscure meaning/village; V: darken; cover; make unclear; Ex. obscure the moon/meaning
deplete - reduce; exhaust
proliferate - grow rapidly (in numbers); spread; multiply; N. proliferation
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
gadfly - animal-biting fly; irritating person