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::: anvil - iron block used in hammering out metals
::: placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
::: apprehend - arrest (a criminal); dread; perceive; N. apprehension
::: chide - scold; rebuke (someone who has done wrong)
::: optional - not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options
::: carillon - a set of bells (often in a tower) capable of being played
::: adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
::: opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
::: maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
::: dysentery - inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract