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jettison - throw overboard (from a ship or plane)
auroral - pertaining to the aurora borealis; CF. aurora australis
seethe - be violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.
orthography - correct spelling; CF. ortho-: straight; correct; Ex. orthodontics
palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
demure - (of a woman or child) grave; quiet and serious; coy; pretending to be demure
despise - look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
plump - pleasantly fat; nicely rounded
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
desolate - (of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless