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::: ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
::: enthrall - capture; enslave; captivate; hold the complete attention of (as if magic); hold spellbound
::: posture - assume an affected pose; act artificially; N: pose; attitude
::: summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)
::: eerie - weird; causing fear because strange
::: prefatory - introductory; of a preface
::: piquant - pleasantly tart-tasting; spicy; pleasantly stimulating; Ex. piquant situation when my old enemy asked for my help
::: undertaker - funeral director; one whose business is to arrange burials
::: amalgam - combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
::: cathartic - purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.