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importunate - urging; always demanding; troublesomely urgent or persistent
diatribe - bitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse
necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
knoll - little round hill; hillock
raucous - (of voice) harsh and unpleasant; (of people) disorderly and boisterous; Ex. raucous shouts
hibernate - sleep throughout the winter; N. hibernation
propound - put forth for consideration or analysis; set forth; Ex. propound a problem/theory
scuffle - struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river