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Word: catharsis

Definition: purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art


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::: distend - expand; swell out
::: repudiate - disown; disavow; deny
::: mock - ridicule; deride; imitate often in derision
::: juridical - of the law and its administration; CF. judicial: of courts of law; CF. judiciary
::: supple - flexible; limber; pliant
::: vivid - (of light or color) bright and distinct; evoking lifelike mental images; Ex. vivid red hair/description