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scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
licentious - amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained
burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
boorish - rude; insensitive
reprisal - retaliation
ruse - trick to deceive; stratagem
deploy - spread out (troops) in an extended though shallow battle line; distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically
pilfer - steal things of small value; filch; snitch
fluctuate - waver; shift; rise and fall as if in waves; change or vary irregularly
summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)