Vocabulary Power Plus - Book F - Lesson 17

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abolish
to do away with, especially a law or custom
abut
to border on; to be next to
censor
to delete or hide things that are considered unacceptable or morally wrong
confiscate
to seize property as penalty
derrick
a structure used to hoist equipment over a hole
epilogue
a final section of a book or play, usually offering a commentary
exhume
to dig up something buried
lapse
an end or decline, as in progress
memento
a reminder
oblivious
completely unaware
offhand
without thought or preparation
quack
an untrained person who pretends to be a doctor and treats patients
scuttle
to intentionally destroy, especially a ship by opening holes in the hull
squatter
a person who settles and lives on someone else's property
stiletto
a small dagger with a narrow blade