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::: ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
::: levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
::: frisk - move about playfully; froric; ADJ. frisky: playful
::: foray - raid; sudden raid or military advance; V.
::: deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
::: euthanasia - mercy killing
::: shimmer - shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.
::: adulation - flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved
::: viper - poisonous snake
::: perforate - pierce; put a hole through