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::: colossus - gigantic statue; person or thing of great size or importance
::: inimical - (of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy
::: intellect - higher mental powers; person of great intellectual ability
::: tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
::: confine - shut in an enclosed space; restrict; keep within limits; N. confinement
::: palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
::: suture - stitches sewn to hold the cut edges of a wound or incision; material used in sewing; V: sew together a wound
::: mannerism - distinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)
::: contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
::: liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish