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dank - damp; unpleasantly wet
battalion - army unit made up of four or more companies
dissension - disagreement of opinions causing strife within a group
occlude - shut; close; obstruct; Ex. A blood clot occluded an artery.
intolerant - not willing to accept ways of thinking different from one's own; CF. tolerant; CF. tolerate
duration - length of time something lasts
loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
cathartic - purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
strew - spread randomly; sprinkle; scatter; Ex. flower girl strewing rose petals