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raucous - (of voice) harsh and unpleasant; (of people) disorderly and boisterous; Ex. raucous shouts
surreptitious - done secretly; secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden
recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
precipitous - steep; overhasty; precipitate
manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
afterlife - life after death; later part of one's life
nutrient - nourishing substance; ADJ: providing nourishment
hallucination - delusion; false idea; false perception of objects with a compelling sense of their reality; objects so perceived; V. hallucinate; ADJ. hallucinatory
withstand - stand up against; resist successfully