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detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
dispense - distribute; prepare and give out (medicines); N. dispensation: dispensing; religious system; official exemption from an obligation or a rule
inundate - flood; overflow; submerge; cover completely; Ex. inundated with work
intermittent - periodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
cohesion - tendency to keep together
dumbfound - (dumfound) astonish (making dumb); ADJ. dumbfounded, dumfounded, dumbstruck
querulous - given to complaining; complaining; fretful; whining
crabbed - sour; bad-tempered; peevish; difficult to read as handwriting
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art