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whine - complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (as in pain or supplication)
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
dismember - cut into small parts; cut (a body) apart limb from limb
privy - secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private
nepotism - favoritism (to a relative); CF. nephew
insubstantial - lacking substance; insignificant; frail; immaterial
inured - accustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling
viand - food; CF. live
scrutinize - examine closely and critically; N. scrutiny
arbiter - person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware