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wreak - inflict; Ex. wreak one's vengeance on
cartographer - map-maker
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
irreverence - lack of proper respect or reverence; ADJ. irreverent
perspicuous - (of something) plainly expressed; easy to understand; Ex. perspicuous comments
emolument - salary; payment for an office; compensation
prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?
rivet - metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross
galleon - large three-masted sailing ship