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paroxysm - fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage; sudden outburst
lustrous - shining; brilliant; Ex. lustrous hair
hovel - shack; small wretched house
catholic - (of likings and interests) universal; general; broad; including many different parts; wide-ranging liberal; Ex. catholic opinions/tastes
protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
skirmish - minor fight; minor battle in war; V.
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
prosperity - good fortune and financial success; physical well-being
dereliction - neglect of duty; abandonment
accelerate - move faster