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ferocious - fierce; violent; N. ferocity
spruce - neat and trim in appearance; smart; Ex. Be spruce for your job interview; V.
patrimony - property inherited from a father
lectern - reading desk or stand for a public speaker
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
aspire - seek to attain (position or status); long for; Ex. aspire to become president; Ex. aspire to/after the leadership
revulsion - sudden strong feeling of disgust; sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction; Ex. revulsion from the scenes of torture
emasculate - weaken; castrate
climactic - relating to the highest point; N. climax; CF. climatic
ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas