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paranoia - psychosis marked by delusions of grandeur or persecution; N: ADJ: paranoid, paranoiac
jetsam - things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)
anodyne - drug that relieves pain or trouble;
modulate - tone down in intensity; change the intensity or tone of; regulate; change from one musical key to another; Ex. modulate from E to G
harangue - long, passionate, and vehement speech; V.
cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
anguish - acute pain; extreme suffering
chant - tune(melody) in which a number of words are sung on the same note; V: sing (a chant); utter (a slogan) in the manner of a chant
incredulity - tendency to disbelief
pomposity - self-important behavior; acting like a stuffed shirt(pompous person); ADJ. pompous: self-important