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contraband - illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.
scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
speck - small piece or mark; Ex. speck of dust in the eye
carnage - destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
hypnosis - induced sleeping state; ADJ. hypnotic; V. hypnotize
limber - flexible; supple; pliable; V.
prosperity - good fortune and financial success; physical well-being
presage - foretell; be a warning or sign of; N: presentiment; foreboding; omen
homily - sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic