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malady - illness
ravage - devastate; plunder; despoil; Ex. crops ravaged by storms
militia - army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers
aptitude - fitness; talent
poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position
authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive
animosity - active enmity
raconteur - story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill
disclaim - disown; renounce claim to; deny; CF. disclaimer
scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict