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sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
disgorge - surrender something (stolen); eject; vomit; OP. gorge
quiver - tremble; shake; N.
flux - flowing; series of changes; fluctuation; Ex. in a state of flux
coincidence - the chance occurrence, at the same time, of two or more seemingly connected events; V. coincide: happen at the same time; be in agreement; CF. coincident; CF. coincidental
reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
wrath - anger; fury
clasp - hold firmly within arms
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
drivel - nonsense; foolishness; V: talk nonsense