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maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
diverge - vary; go in different directions from the same point; ADJ. divergent: differing; deviating
etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words
opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
beget - father; become the father of; produce; give rise to
forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
serenity - calmness; placidity; ADJ. serene
stratified - divided into classes; arranged into strata; V. stratify
juxtapose - place side by side; CF. next