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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
torrent - rushing stream; flood; Ex. The rain fell in torrents.
suffocate - die or kill from lack of air; suppress
discord - conflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played)
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
wizened - shriveled; withered; Ex. wizened apple/old lady
revoke - cancel; retract; CF. irrevocable
acme - peak; pinnacle; highest point
reprise - musical repetition; repeating of a piece of music; repeat performance; recurrent action; Ex. reprise in the finale; Ex. constant reprises
clemency - disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement