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::: jostle - shove; bump; push against (someone) rather roughly; Ex. jostled by the crowds
::: mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
::: maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
::: heedless - not noticing; disregarding
::: sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
::: macabre - gruesome; grisly; ghastly; CF. of death
::: judicious - sound on judgment; wise
::: repine - fret; complain; be annoyed; Ex. repine over the undone work
::: smother - kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers
::: distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew