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zephyr - gentle breeze; west wind
magistrate - official with power to administer the law
outrage - act of extreme violence or viciousness; resentful anger; V: commit an outrage on; produce anger in; ADJ. outrageous: offensive
anguish - acute pain; extreme suffering
pedestrian - ordinary; dull; unimaginative(lacking in imagination); going on foot; Ex. pedestrian prose; N.
foliage - masses of leaves; CF. defoliate
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
prognosticate - predict (according to present indications)
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
conservatory - (conservatoire) school of the fine arts (especially music or drama); glass-enclosed area; CF. conservancy