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authorize

(v) to approve or permit; to give power or authority to

culprit

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

dawdle

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

dissect

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

expend

(v) to pay out, spend; to use up

fatality

(n) an event resulting in death; an accidental death

gullible

(adj) easily fooled, tricked, or cheated

illicit

(adj) not permitted, unlawful, improper

immerse

(v) to plunge or dip into a fluid; to involve deeply

inflammatory

(adj) causing excitement or anger; leading to unrest, violence, or disorder

memorandum

(n) a note to aid one's memory ; an informal note or report

pathetic

(adj) marked by strong emotion, especially pity and sorrow; able to move people emotionally; worthy of pity

persevere

(v) to keep doing doing something in spite of difficulties; to refuse to quit even when the going is tough

prevaricate

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

quash



(v) to crush, put down completely




relish

(n) enjoyment or satisfaction; something that adds a pleasing flavor


(v) to enjoy greatly

reminisce

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

scour

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

testimonial

(n) a statement that speaks to a person's character or to the benefits of a product; expressing the value and worth of someone or something

writhe

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