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ferocious - fierce; violent; N. ferocity
reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
florescence - condition or period of flowering
profound - deep; not superficial; complete; Ex. profound thinker/remark/silence/deafness; N. profundity
arbiter - person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware
claustrophobia - fear of being locked in
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
elixir - cure-all; panacea; something invigorating
concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
gyroscope - apparatus used to maintain balance, ascertain direction, etc.