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expunge

ik-SPUNJ
1. To strike out, erase, or mark for deletion; to obliterate; as, "to """ words, lines, or sentences."
2. To wipe out or destroy; to annihilate.
animadversion

an-uh-mad-VUHR-zhuhn
1. Harsh criticism or disapproval.
2. Remarks by way of criticism and usually of censure -- often used with 'on'.
perforce

pur-FORS
By necessity; by force of circumstance.
clerisy

KLER-uh-see
The well educated class; the intelligentsia.
appurtenance

uh-PUR-tn-un(t)s
1. An adjunct; an accessory; something added to another, more important thing.
2. [Plural]. Accessory objects; gear; apparatus.
3. [Law]. An incidental right attached to a principal property right for purposes such as passage of title, conveyance, or inheritance.
taciturn

TAS-uh-turn
Habitually silent; not inclined to talk.
descry

dih-SKRY
1. To catch sight of, especially something distant or obscure; to discern.
2. To discover by observation; to detect.
turbid
1. Muddy; thick with or as if with roiled sediment; not clear; -- used of liquids of any kind.
2. Thick; dense; dark; -- used of clouds, air, fog, smoke, etc.
3. Disturbed; confused; disordered.
impregnable

im-PREG-nuh-buhl
1. Not capable of being stormed or taken by assault; unconquerable; as, an impregnable fortress.
2. Difficult or impossible to overcome or refute successfully; beyond question or criticism; as, an impregnable argument.
raffish
1. Characterized by or suggestive of flashy vulgarity, crudeness, or rowdiness; tawdry.
2. Marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness; rakish.
slaver

SLAV-uhr; SLAY-vuhr
1. To slobber; to drool.

noun:
1. Saliva drooling from the mouth.
bucolic

byoo-KOL-ik
1. Relating to or typical of the countryside or its people; rustic.
2. Of or pertaining to the life and occupation of a shepherd; pastoral.

noun:
1. A pastoral poem, depicting rural affairs, and the life, manners, and occupation of shepherds.
2. A country person.
Pyrrhic victory

PIR-ik
A victory achieved at great or excessive cost; a ruinous victory.
idee fixe

ee-day-FEEKS
An idea that dominates the mind; a fixed idea; an obsession.
conspectus

kuhn-SPEK-tuhs
1. A general sketch or survey of a subject.
2. A synopsis; an outline.