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amalgam - combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
euphoria - feeling of exaggerated or unfounded(ungrounded; baseless) well-being; feeling of great happiness or well-being (when unreasonable); ADJ. euphoriaric
canny - shrewd in money matters; thrifty
nutrition - process of nourishing or being nourished; CF. malnutrition
harangue - long, passionate, and vehement speech; V.
dearth - scarcity
bound - leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my opinion; CF. bounce, rebound
antagonism - hostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.