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mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
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
delusive - deceptive; likely to delude; misleading; raising vain hopes; Ex. delusive promises
bestow - confer
stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
headlong - hasty; rash; headfirst; ADV.
onslaught - vicious assault; fierce attack; Ex. unexpected onslaught of the enemy
modicum - limited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile