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purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
grovel - crawl or creep on ground; remain prostrate; behave in a servile manner
incite - arouse to action; goad; motivate; induce to exist; Ex. incite a riot/the crowd to rebellion
ransack - search thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.
inductive - pertaining to induction or proceeding from the specific to the general
decapitate - behead
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
abominate - loathe; hate
decrepit - weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river