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ascertain - find out for certain; make certain
buccaneer - pirate
gerontocracy - government ruled by old people
lethal - deadly
splice - join together end to end to make one continuous length; fasten together; unite; Ex. splice two strips of tape; N.
susceptible - impressionable; easily influenced; sensitive; having little resistance as to a disease; likely to suffer; receptive to; capable of accepting; Ex. susceptible to persuasion/colds; Ex. The agreement is not susceptible of alteration; N. susceptibility
circumscribe - limit; confine; draw a line around
antagonism - hostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist
boor - rude, insensitive person
defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory