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purported - alleged; claimed; reputed or rumored; Ex. purported Satanists
nurture - nourish; feed; educate; rear; care for while it is growing or developing; foster; cultivate; N: something that nourishes; rearing
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
incrustation - hard coating or crust; V. incrust: encrust; cover with a crust
malapropos - inappropriate; ADV.
scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
bluff - pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
charlatan - quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)
flutter - (of a bird with large wings) wave (the wings) lightly, rapidly, and irregularly; vibrate rapidly or erratically; fly by waving quickly; flitter; N.
allocate - assign; set apart for a particular purpose