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::: prosody - art of versification; study of the metrical structure of verse
::: gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
::: maelstrom - violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream
::: martial - warlike; of war; Ex. martial art/law
::: sear - burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
::: reverend - deserving reverence; N: priest
::: remnant - remainder
::: balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
::: jubilation - rejoicing; great joy
::: protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will