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Authorize

to approve or permit

2

Culprit

a person who has committed a crime or is guilty of misconduct

3

Dawdle

to waste time

4

Dissect

to cut apart in preparation for scientific study

5

Expend

to pay out, spend, to use up

6

Fatality

an event resulting in death or accidental death

7

Gullible

easily fooled, tricked or cheated

8

illicit

not permitted, unlawful, improper

9

immerse

to plunge or dip into a fluid, or involve deeply

10

inflammatory

causing excitement or anger

11

Memorandum

a note to aid one's memory

12

Pathetic

marked by strong emotion

13

Persevere

to keep doing something in spite of difficulties, refuse to quit even when the going is tough

14

Prevaricate

to lie or tell an untruth

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Quash

put down completely

16

Relish

enjoyment or satisfaction

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Reminisce

to recall one's past thoughts

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Scour

to clean or polish by hard rubbing

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Testimonial

expressing the value and worth of someone or something

20

Writhe

to make twisting or turning movements in a way that suggests pain or struggle