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alimentary - supplying nourishment
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
centrifugal - radiating; departing from the center
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
cadaverous - like a corpse; pale
epitaph - inscription in memory of a dead person (as on a tombstone)