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befuddle - confuse thoroughly
elaboration - addition of details; intricacy
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
pillage - plunder
philanthropist - lover of mankind; doer of good; N. philanthropy
extrinsic - external; not essential or inherent; extraneous; OP. intrinsic
raspy - making a harsh noise; grating; harsh
accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
entreat - plead; ask earnestly