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scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
rakish - jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
chase - ornament a metal surface by indenting; follow rapidly to catch
zealot - one who is zealous; fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
ductile - malleable; pliable; (of metals) easily pulled into shape; flexible; (of someone) easily influenced or controlled
indices - signs; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index
rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
plait - braid; interwine; interweave strands or lengths of; make by weaving strands together; Ex. plaited hair; N: braided length as of hair o fabric; CF. pigtail, ponytail
catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis