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fodder - coarse food for cattle, horses, etc.; feed for livestock; CF. food
historical - connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)
ambidextrous - capable of using either hand with equal ease
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
protagonist - leader or noticeable supporter of an idea; chief character in a play or story
hyperbole - exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola
bountiful - generous; graciously generous; showing bounty
indignation - anger at an injustice; Ex. righteous indignation; ADJ. indignant
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism