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excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
missive - letter; written statement; CF. sent
confidant - (confidante) trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)
appraise - estimate value of; N. appraisal
eugenic - pertaining to the improvement of race; N. eugenics: study of hereditary improvement of the human race
delirium - mental disorder marked by confusion; uncontrolled excitement; ADJ. delirious
selective - careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer
skirmish - minor fight; minor battle in war; V.
embellish - adorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)
entail - make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. entail A on/upon B