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Word: hysteria

Definition: excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria


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::: impoverish - make poor; deprive of natural strength or something important; Ex. impoverished soil
::: bugaboo - bugbear; object of baseless terror
::: metallurgical - pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores; N. metallurgy: science that deals with extracting metals from ores
::: artful - exhibiting art or skill; deceitful; cunning; CF. artifice
::: fortuitous - accidental; by chance; N. fortuity
::: scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
::: onerous - burdensome
::: haggle - argue about prices (in an attempt to bargain)
::: coercion - use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
::: disfigure - mar the appearance of; spoil