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egotistical - egotistic; excessively self-centered(egocentric); self-important; conceited
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
corpuscle - red or white cell in the blood
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
rampart - defensive mound of earth
hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
glean - gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate