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::: incense - enrage; infuriate(make furious); make extremely angry; outrage; N: aromatic substance burned to produce a pleasant odor
::: sportive - playful; frolicsome; merry; CF. sport: play or frolic; CF. sportsmanlike
::: anesthetic - substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness; N. anesthesia
::: rhetoric - art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
::: emetic - substance causing vomiting; ADJ.
::: tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
::: reprimand - reprove severely; rebuke; N.
::: sidetrack - switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
::: fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
::: shrivel - make or become shrunken and wrinkled (often by drying)