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::: percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
::: chauvinist - blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin
::: hieroglyphic - picture writing; ADJ.
::: luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
::: disperse - scatter; Ex. disperse the cloud/crowd
::: quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
::: glamor - compelling charm; ADJ. glamorous
::: contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
::: exact - demand and obtain by force; Ex. exact a promise from him; N. exaction
::: depose - dethrone; remove from office; give a deposition; testify