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affidavit - written statement made under oath (for use as proof in a court of law)
rhapsodize - speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner; Ex. rhapsodize over the beauty of the scenery
overwrought - nervous or excited; extremely agitated; hysterical; wrought-up; CF. wrought: made or done
gargantuan - huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
nurture - nourish; feed; educate; rear; care for while it is growing or developing; foster; cultivate; N: something that nourishes; rearing
malignant - tending to cause death; highly injurious; aggressively malevolent; Ex. malignant tumor
attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
ghastly - horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
peroration - conclusion of an oration; perorating; V. perorate: conclude a speech; speak at great length