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reprove - censure; rebuke; N. reproof
purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
complement - complete; consummate; make perfect; N.
fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
maim - mutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
ambience - environment; atmosphere; Ex. restraurant with a pleasant ambience; ADJ. ambient: completely surrounding; Ex. ambient temperature
diorama - life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background
disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark