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::: thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
::: inquisitive - eager for knowledge; unduly curious
::: generic - characteristic of an entire class or species; of a genus
::: ample - enough; abundant; spacious; large in size; Ex. ample opportunity/garden; N. amplitude: quality of being ample; abundance; largeness of space
::: militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
::: import - significance; importance; meaning
::: chasm - abyss; very deep crack
::: sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
::: slew - large quantity or number; Ex. slew of errands left
::: minion - servile dependent; obsequious follower