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distrait - absentminded; distracted
append - attach
embroider - decorate with needlework; ornament (a story) with fancy or fictitious details; embellish
scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
dissection - analysis; cutting apart in order to examine
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures
maneuver - (manoeuver) strategic military or naval movement (done for training purposes); carefully planned process; stratagem; V: carry out a military maneuver; use maneuvers in gaining an end
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
wretch - miserable person; bad or despicable person; ADJ. wretched: miserable; bad; contemptible; vile