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insomnia - wakefulness; inability to sleep
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
deputize - work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away
repository - storehouse
chameleon - lizard that changes color in different situations
compute - reckon; calculate
crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
avid - greedy; extremely eager for; Ex. avid learner; N. avidity
transgression - violation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong
microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society