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glutton - someone who eats too much; ADJ. gluttonous: given to gluttony; greedy; CF. gluttony: habit of eating too much
wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
replenish - fill up again
understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
expatriate - exile; someone who has withdrawn from his native land; V: exile; banish; leave one's country
bombardment - attack (as with missiles or bombs); V. bombard
skirmish - minor fight; minor battle in war; V.
gross - total; fragrant; clearly wrong; (of people's behavior) coarse; corpulent; Ex. gross insolence/behavior; V: earn as a total amount; N: 12 dozens
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