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disburse - pay out (as from a fund); N. disbursement; CF. purse
scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
problematic - causing a problem; open to doubt; doubtful; unsettled; questionable; Ex. Whether the arena will ever be completed is problematic.
autopsy - examination of a dead body; postmortem; V.
turpitude - depravity; baseness; Ex. moral turpitude
burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
abusive - coarsely insulting; physically harmful
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
actuarial - calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics