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::: retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
::: prowess - extraordinary ability; military bravery; Ex. prowess in battle
::: militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
::: rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
::: unbridled - violent; uncontrolled; Ex. unbridled rage/greed
::: steep - soak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous
::: claustrophobia - fear of being locked in
::: pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
::: usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
::: dulcet - sweet sounding; pleasing to the ear; melodious