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::: capacious - spacious
::: laceration - torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
::: morbid - given to unwholesome or unhealthy thought; moody; characteristic of disease; Ex. morbid curiosity; N. morbidity; CF. disease
::: tantrum - fit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.
::: quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
::: metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
::: filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
::: anarchy - absence of governing body; state of disorder
::: placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
::: bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate