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annihilate - destroy
carat - (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
taunt - deride or provoke; challenge in derision; N.
harping - tiresome dwelling on a subject; V. harp: dwell on(think or speak a lot about) tediously
bloated - (unpleasantly) swollen or puffed as with water or air
circuit - closed circular line around an area; circumference; regularly repeated journey from place to place
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
puissant - powerful; strong; potent; N. puissance: power
melancholy - gloomy; morose; blue; N. ADJ. melancholic; CF. melancholia