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disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
tempestuous - stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
gratify - please; satisfy; Ex. gratify a desire
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
aghast - filled with great surprise or fear; horrified
mollycoddle - pamper; coddle; baby; indulge excessively
horoscope - diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers
interrogate - question closely; cross-examine; cross-question
assay - analyze (to discover what materials are present); evaluate (soil or ore)
wastrel - waster; profligate