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illuminate - brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks
teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
adjacent - adjoining; neighboring; close by
impart - grant a share of; make known; Ex. news to impart
blandishment - flattery
capacity - mental or physical ability; role; position or duty; ability to accommodate; Ex. in my capacity as president
lagoon - shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
stampede - sudden frenzied rush (of panic-stricken animals or people); V: participate in or cause stampede; Ex. stampede before the price rises