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::: fervent - ardent; zealous; hot
::: liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
::: polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
::: decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
::: usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
::: underscore - underline; emphasize
::: onomatopoeia - words formed in imitation of natural sounds
::: forerunner - predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
::: repartee - quick clever reply
::: loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth