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gavel - hammerlike tool; mallet(wooden hammer) used by a presiding officer or an auctioneer; V.
fanaticism - excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause; N. fanatic; ADJ. fanatic
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
potential - expressing possibility; latent; N: capacity for growth
indubitable - unable to be doubted; which cannot be doubted; unquestionable
timbre - quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)
jetsam - things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)
pretext - excuse
grisly - ghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies
controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy