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swindler - cheater
cornice - projecting molding on building (usually above columns or pillars); ó
chivalrous - courteous; faithful; brave; N. chivalry
compensatory - making up for; repaying
refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
profusion - great amount; plenty; overabundance; excess; lavish expenditure; Ex. profusion of choices; ADJ. profuse: plentiful; copious; giving or given abundantly; extravagant
addiction - compulsive habitual need
orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers