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recant - disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error; Ex. recant one's faith/a statement
conscript - draftee; person forced into military service; V.
decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
acme - peak; pinnacle; highest point
reverberate - echo repeatedly; resound; Ex. The thunder reverberated across the valley.
burlesque - give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly
primogeniture - seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)
sanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim