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barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
rotunda - circular building or hall covered with a dome
coterie - group that meets socially; select circle; close group of people with shared interests
appall - dismay; shock deeply
bequeath - leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
culvert - artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road
martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee