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askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
militia - army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
waggish - humorous; mischievous; tricky
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
encumber - burden; N. encumbrance
pillage - plunder
lethal - deadly
veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
calorific - heat-producing; N. calorie