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repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
devotee - enthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach
decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
revert - relapse; backslide; turn back to; return to the former owner; N. reversion
naivet - \'e(naivety) quality of being unsophisticated; simplicity; artlessness; gullibility; ADJ. naive(na\"ive): ingenuous; lacking worldliness; simple; credulous
shove - push forward; push roughly; Ex. pushing and shoving to get on the bus; N.
disapprobation - disapproval; condemnation
solemnity - seriousness; gravity
effluvium - noxious(harmful) smell
maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm