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catapult - slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult
deluge - flood; rush; V.
hierarchy - arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority
fraught - filled (with something unpleasant); full; Ex. fraught with danger and difficulties; CF. freight
laceration - torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix
peddle - travel about selling (wares); CF. foot
burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
dislodge - remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)