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Brigand

(n.) a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman

Commandeer

(v.) to seize for military or official use

Efface

(v.) to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed

Muddle

(v.) to make a mess of; muddle through: to get by; (n.) a hopeless mess

Perennial

(adj.) lasting for a long time, persistent;
(n.) a plant that lives for many years

Spasmodic

(adj.) sudden and violent but brief; fitful; intermittent

Spurious

(adj.) not genuine, not true, not valid

Unbridled

(adj.) uncontrolled, lacking in restraint

Dissolute

(adj.) loose in one's morals or behavior

Erratic

(adj.) not regular or consistent; different from whats ordinarily expected; undependable

Feint

(n.) a deliberately deceptive movement; a pretense; (v.) to make a deceptive movement; to make a pretense of

Jeer

(v.) to make fun of rudely or unkindly;
(n.) a rude remark of derision

Lucrative

(adj.) bringing in money; profitable

Proliferate

(v.) to reproduce, increase, or spread rapidly

Subjugate

(v.) to conquer by force, bring under complete control

Sully

(v.) to soil, stain, tarnish, defile, besmirch

Tantalize

(v.) to tease, torment by teasing

Terse

(adj.) brief and to the point

Abridge

(v.) to make shorter

Dissent

(v.) to disagree;
(n.) disagreement

Fabricate

(v.) to make, manufacture; to make up, invent

Marauder

(n.) a raider, plunderer

Pauper

(n.) an extremely poor person

Pilfer

(v.) to steal in small quantities

Surmount

(v.) to overcome, rise above

Trite

(adj.) commonplace; overused, stale

Unflinching

(adj.) firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back

Usurp

(v.) to seize and hold a position by force or without right

Rift

(n.) to split, break, breach

Salvage

(v.) to save from fire or shipwreck;
(n.) property thus saved

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