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macerate - soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper
gaunt - lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
auxiliary - offering or providing help; additional or subsidiary; N: helper; assistant
expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
ventilate - admit fresh air into to replace stale air
rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
troth - pledge of good faith especially in betrothal; betrothal; Ex. by my troth
retrieve - recover; put right; find and bring in; regain; Ex. retrieve the situation
waive - give up temporarily; yield; N. waiver: waiving a right or claim; document that waives a right or claim
reparation - compensation (for loss or wrong); amends; Ex. make reparation for the damage; CF. repair