verb :: An admirer or lover of the fine arts.
"It was unparalleled, undreamed-of, that I, Humphrey Van Weyden, a scholar and a dilettante, if you please, in things artistic and literary, should be lying here on a Bering Sea seal- hunting schooner." --London, Jack
verb :: To make faulty or defective. To impair the quality.
"An error could be so serious as to vitiate the entire report."
noun :: The act of selling or disposing of.
"The divestiture of the subsidiary helped the parent company's finances."
verb :: To set free from an obligation or the consequences of guilt.
"He went to confession to get absolved of his sins."
noun :: The masses or the common people.
"The princess did not care to mingle with the hoi polloi, and stayed in her castle most of the time."