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obtrude - push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive
altercation - noisy quarrel
charm - quality of pleasing; amulet; action or formula thought to have magical power; spell; V: attract; cast a spell on; bewitch
certitude - certainty
culmination - highest point; climax; V. culminate in: reach the highest point in; end in; Ex. a series of minor clashes culminating in war
dispatch - speediness; prompt execution; message sent with all due speed; V: send to a specified destination; finish promptly; kill
clarion - shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
infringe - violate (a law); encroach (the right of another person)
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury