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maelstrom - violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream
filch - steal (things of small value)
pyromaniac - person with an insane desire to set things on fire
exorbitant - (of costs or demands) excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds
feint - trick; shift; sham blow; feigned attack to draw away defensive action; V.
chant - tune(melody) in which a number of words are sung on the same note; V: sing (a chant); utter (a slogan) in the manner of a chant
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.
esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica
inestimable - impossible to estimate; (apprec) invaluable; of immeasurable worth
strut - pompous walk; V: walk in a self-important manner