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inamorata - woman whom a man loves
revulsion - sudden strong feeling of disgust; sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction; Ex. revulsion from the scenes of torture
anachronism - an error involving time in a story; something or someone misplaced in time; ADJ. anachronistic
discompose - disturb the composure of; confuse
lout - clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
constituent - supporter; voter; member of a constituency; component
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
arboretum - place where different trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited
mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
salient - prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features