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oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
venerable - deserving high respect; commanding respect; CF. command: deserve and get
ghastly - horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
chide - scold; rebuke (someone who has done wrong)
melancholy - gloomy; morose; blue; N. ADJ. melancholic; CF. melancholia
pestle - tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar
devise - think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest
colloquial - pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression
referendum - direct vote by all the people
boisterous - violent; rough; noisy