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gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
topple - become unsteady and fall down
rustle - make slight sounds like silk moving or being rubbed together
exacting - extremely demanding; Ex. exacting standard of safety
fulcrum - support on which a lever rests or pivots
curtail - shorten; reduce
conspire - take part in a conspiracy; (of events) work together; combine; Ex. Events conspired to produce great difficulties.
arrears - being in debt; money that should have been paid; work that should have been done
lucre - money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre
holocaust - destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust