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::: galvanize - stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity
::: reprove - censure; rebuke; N. reproof
::: dismember - cut into small parts; cut (a body) apart limb from limb
::: redress - remedy; compensation; Ex. seek redress for the damage to your car; V: put right; remedy or rectify (a wrong); make amends for
::: hubris - arrogance; excessive self-conceit
::: frugality - thrift; economy; ADJ. frugal: practicing economy; costing little; inexpensive
::: reprise - musical repetition; repeating of a piece of music; repeat performance; recurrent action; Ex. reprise in the finale; Ex. constant reprises
::: foliage - masses of leaves; CF. defoliate
::: hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
::: sagacious - wise; perceptive; shrewd; having insight; N. sagacity