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::: hideous - repulsive to the sight; ugly; repugnant; Ex. hideous face/scream
::: compulsion - compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
::: foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
::: intermittent - periodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals
::: opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
::: secession - withdrawal; V. secede: withdraw formally from membership
::: indices - signs; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index
::: innovation - change; something newly introduced; introduction of something new; V. innovate: begin or introduce (something new); be creative; ADJ. innovative
::: celerity - speed; rapidity
::: dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals