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ratiocination - reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically
besiege - surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
outcast - one that has been excluded from a society; ADJ.
florescence - condition or period of flowering
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
crust - hard outer covering (as of earth or snow)
imbecility - weakness of mind; state of being an imbecile; N. imbecile: stupid person; fool
amalgam - combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory