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::: petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
::: atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
::: volatile - changeable; of a quickly changing nature (as of temper); mercurial; tending to violence; evaporating rapidly; Ex. volatile character/situation in the street
::: paroxysm - fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage; sudden outburst
::: subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
::: absolute - complete; totally unlimited; having complete power; certain; not relative; Ex. absolute honesty/ruler; CF. absolutism
::: sybarite - lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
::: asteroid - small planet
::: integral - complete; necessary for completeness; Ex. integral part
::: addle - make or become confused; muddle; drive crazy; become rotten (egg)