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::: despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
::: cardiologist - doctor specializing in ailments of the heart
::: vacillate - waver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro; N. vacillation
::: imbibe - drink in
::: boisterous - violent; rough; noisy
::: distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
::: apoplexy - stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood in the brain
::: summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)
::: cataract - great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)
::: avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.