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billow - large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke); V: surge, swell, roll in billows
vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
bevy - large group; Ex. a bevy of starlets
irrepressible - unable to be restrained or held back; impossible to hold back
prognosis - forecasted course of a disease; prediction; CF. prognostic
apothegm - (apophthegm) pithy, compact saying
deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
holocaust - destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust
perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
viable - capable of maintaining life; feasible; practical or workable; Ex. viable scheme