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::: dinghy - small boat (often ship's boat)
::: hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
::: accommodate - oblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt; make enough space for; ADJ. accommodative; CF. accomodating: helpful and obliging
::: diverge - vary; go in different directions from the same point; ADJ. divergent: differing; deviating
::: plummet - fall sharply; fall straight down; Ex. Stock prices plummeted.
::: gale - windstorm; gust of wind; emotional outburst (laughters, tears); Ex. gale of laughter
::: fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
::: demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
::: psychosomatic - of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)
::: irksome - annoying; tedious; V. irk: annoy