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dysentery - inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract
submerge - place under water; dip; go under water; cover completely (as with water); Ex. submerged in work
blighted - suffering from a disease; destroyed
commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
cremate - incinerate (a corpse); N. crematory, crematorium
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
aromatic - fragrant; having a sweet smell; N. aroma: strong pleasant smell
spurn - reject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
epoch - period of time
gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape