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::: denotation - meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
::: potpourri - heterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
::: fulcrum - support on which a lever rests or pivots
::: mollycoddle - pamper; coddle; baby; indulge excessively
::: inamorata - woman whom a man loves
::: perdition - damnation; complete ruin; hell
::: asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
::: exult - rejoice
::: laceration - torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
::: commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes