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mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
gamely - in a spirited manner; with courage; Ex. fight gamely against a superior boxer; ADJ. game
repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
elated - filled with excited joy and pride; overjoyed; in high spirits; joyful and proud; Ex. elated crowd; V. elate; N. elation
nether - lower; Ex. nether garments/regions
handsome - large in quantity; generous; Ex. handsome reward
confidential - spoken or written in secret; trusted with private matters; Ex. confidential secretary
discriminate - distinguish; make distinctions on the basis of preference