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maraud - move in search of plunder; Ex. marauding army
virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
dearth - scarcity
carillon - a set of bells (often in a tower) capable of being played
linguistic - pertaining to language
deplore - regret; express sorrow and severe disapproval for something bad; Ex. deplore their violent behavior; ADJ. deplorable: very bad; deserving severe disapproval; Ex. deplorable living condition
refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
menial - suitable for servants; lowly; mean; N: someone who does menial work (esp. servant in a house)
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
drab - dull; lacking color; cheerless ; Ex. drab coat/life