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belabor - harp on; dwell on tediously; explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; assail verbally; beat severely; attack physically
welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
uproar - noisy confusion
gourmand - epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink
syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
flamboyant - ornate; highly elaborate; richly colored; ostentatious; showy; CF. flame
patrimony - property inherited from a father
plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
chasm - abyss; very deep crack