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scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
mendacious - lying; habitually dishonest; N. mendacity
ungainly - (of someone) awkward in movement; clumsy; (of something) unwieldy; Ex. ungainly dancer/instrument
gregarious - sociable; (of an animal) tending to form a group
clipper - sailing vessel built for great speed
purge - remove or get rid of something or someone unwanted; eliminate; free from blame or guilt; cleanse or purify (esp. of sin, guilt, or defilement); N.
gnarled - twisted
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
exorcise - drive out evil spirits
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement