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intellect - higher mental powers; person of great intellectual ability
dynamo - generator for producing electricity; energetic person
consanguineous - (consanguine) having a common ancestor
hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
allegiance - loyalty
unction - the act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction
forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
preeminent - outstanding; superior
punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures