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brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
exodus - departure (of a large number of people)
gross - total; fragrant; clearly wrong; (of people's behavior) coarse; corpulent; Ex. gross insolence/behavior; V: earn as a total amount; N: 12 dozens
immure - imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall
wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
malevolent - wishing evil; exhibiting ill will; N. malevolence
exchequer - treasury; Ex. Chancellor of the exchequer
euphemism - mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic
impartial - not biased; fair; N. impartiality
piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald