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aggrandize - make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
rotundity - roundness; sonorousness of speech
alliteration - repetition of beginning sound in poetry
timidity - lack of self-confidence or courage
historical - connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
rancid - having the odor of stale or decomposing fat; rank
dereliction - neglect of duty; abandonment
isthmus - narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land