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drastic - strong; violent and severe; Ex. drastic changes/measures
bolster - support; reinforce
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
forge - counterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
travail - strenuous work; toil; painful labor; labor of childbirth
omnivorous - eating both plant and animal food; devouring everything
accomplice - partner in crime
indenture - bind as servant or apprentice to master; bind by indenture; N: contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified time (as between an apprentice and his master)
errant - wandering (esp. in search of adventure); straying from proper moral standards; Ex. knight-errant