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martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
inebriate - make drunk; intoxicate; N. intoxicated person
peregrination - journey; V. peregrinate
kleptomaniac - person who has a compulsive desire to steal
querulous - given to complaining; complaining; fretful; whining
morose - ill-humored; sullen; sullenly melancholy
exalt - raise in rank or dignity; praise highly; inspire; Ex. exalt the imagination; ADJ. exalted; N. exaltation
gyroscope - apparatus used to maintain balance, ascertain direction, etc.
remission - temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
adapt - make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.