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authorize
auth or ize

(v.) to approve or permit; to give power or authority to
booty
boo ty

(n.) plunder; spoils taken (as from an enemy in war); anything valuable obtained by force or dishonesty
culprit
cul prit

(n.) a person who has committed a crime or is guilty of some misconduct; an offender
dawdle
daw dle

(v.) to waste time; to be idle; to spend more time in doing something than is necessary
dissect
dis sect

(v.) to cut apart in preparation for scientific study; to analyze with great care
expend
ex pend

(v.) to pay out, spend; to use up
fatality
fat a li ty

(n.) an event resulting in death; an accidental death
gullible
gul li ble

(adj.) easily fooled, tricked, or cheated
illicit
il lic it

(adj.) not permitted, unlawful, improper
immerse
im merse

(v.) to plunge or dip into a fluid; to involve deeply, absorb
inflammatory
in flam ma tor y

(adj.) causing excitement or anger; leading to violence or disorder
memorandum
mem or an dum

(n.) a note to aid one's memory; an informal note or report (pl., memorandums or memoranda)
pathetic
pa thet ic

(adj.) marked by strong emotion, especially pity and sorrow; able to move people emotionally; worthy of pity, woefully inadequate
persevere
per se vere

(v.) to keep doing something in spite of difficulties; to refuse to quit even when the going is tough
prevaricate
pre var i cate

(v.) to lie, tell an untruth; to mislead on purpose
quash
quash

(v.) to crush, put down completely
relish
rel ish

(n.) enjoyment or satisfaction; something that adds a pleasing flavor; (v.) to enjoy greatly
reminisce
rem i nisce

(v.) to recall one's past thoughts, feelings, or experiences
scour
scour

(v.) to clean or polish by hard rubbing; to examine with great care; to move about quickly in search of
writhe
writhe

(v.) to make twisting or turning movements in a way that suggests pain or struggle