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taut - tight; strained; tense; ready; OP. slack
loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
disburse - pay out (as from a fund); N. disbursement; CF. purse
proselytize - (induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief; N. proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion
synchronous - similarly timed; simultaneous with; occurring at the same time; V. synchronize
zephyr - gentle breeze; west wind
bugaboo - bugbear; object of baseless terror
kindle - start a fire; ignite; inspire; arouse
colloquial - pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression