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::: gyroscope - apparatus used to maintain balance, ascertain direction, etc.
::: pugilist - boxer; CF. pugilism: boxing
::: hoary - white with age
::: vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
::: nourishment - something that nourishes; food
::: quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
::: torrent - rushing stream; flood; Ex. The rain fell in torrents.
::: apothegm - (apophthegm) pithy, compact saying
::: miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence
::: compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.