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scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
clamor - loud continous noise; continuous demand or complaint made by a large number of people; V: make a clamor; express (a demand) continually and loudly; ADJ. clamorous
venerable - deserving high respect; commanding respect; CF. command: deserve and get
nirvana - in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude
intervene - come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention
adorn - decorate
culmination - highest point; climax; V. culminate in: reach the highest point in; end in; Ex. a series of minor clashes culminating in war
ploy - strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy
disfigure - mar the appearance of; spoil
glamor - compelling charm; ADJ. glamorous