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sycophant - servile flatterer; bootlicker; yes man; ADJ. sycophantic
verisimilar - having the appearance of truth or reality; probable or likely to be true; plausible
compulsion - compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
unbridled - violent; uncontrolled; Ex. unbridled rage/greed
sublime - causing deep feelings of wonder, joy, respect, etc.; exalted; noble and uplifting; utter
overblown - inflated; exaggerated
recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
resurge - rise again; flow to and fro; N. resurgence; ADJ. resurgent: (of ideas or beliefs) experiencing revival; surging again