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periphery - outside edge especially of a round surface; perimeter; Ex. periphery of the town
compulsion - compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
clangor - loud resounding noise; sound of repeated clanging
fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse
bludgeon - club; heavy-headed weapon; V.
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
zeal - eager enthusiasm (to a cause or ideal); ADJ. zealous
condole - express condolences; N. condolence: sympathy for someone who has experienced great sorrow
crest - top (as of a hill or wave); showy feathers on the head of a bird
thematic - of a theme; relating to a unifying motif or idea