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repast - meal; feast; banquet
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
dehydrate - remove water from; dry out
vex - annoy; distress
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
unfetter - liberate; free from chains; V. unfetter
aptitude - fitness; talent
disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark