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procurement - obtaining; V. procure: obtain by effort; obtain (a prostitute) for another
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
probe - explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe
incidental - not essential; minor; N: something incidental
gavel - hammerlike tool; mallet(wooden hammer) used by a presiding officer or an auctioneer; V.
livid - lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
devise - think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest
burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
extirpate - root up; uproot; destroy completely
polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)