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exegesis - explanation, especially of biblical(of the bible) passages
apoplexy - stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood in the brain
gargantuan - huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
confidence - self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
implicit - understood but not stated; implied; unquestioning and complete; Ex. implicit trust
admonish - warn or speak to with gentle disapproval; reprove
slapdash - hasty and careless; haphazard; sloppy(carelessly done)
minatory - menacing; threatening
carat - (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold