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::: address - direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech
::: withstand - stand up against; resist successfully
::: combustible - easily burned; N. CF. combustion
::: sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
::: acrophobia - fear of heights
::: earthly - of this earth; terrestrial; worldly; not divine; possible; Ex. no earthly reason
::: mediate - settle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire
::: apoplexy - stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood in the brain
::: discretion - prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances; freedom of action or judgment; ADJ. discreet; CF. discretionary
::: dissimulate - pretend; conceal by feigning; dissemble