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palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
parched - extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
meditation - reflection; thought; V. meditate
modulate - tone down in intensity; change the intensity or tone of; regulate; change from one musical key to another; Ex. modulate from E to G
blunder - error; stupid mistake
domineer - rule over tyrannically
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
alliteration - repetition of beginning sound in poetry
affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels