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::: fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
::: revulsion - sudden strong feeling of disgust; sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction; Ex. revulsion from the scenes of torture
::: disaffected - disloyal; lacking loyality; V. disaffect: cause to lose affection or loyalty
::: contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
::: tatter - torn piece of cloth; ADJ. tattered: (of clothes) old and torn; (of a person) dressed in old torn clothes
::: recluse - hermit; loner; ADJ. reclusive
::: colloquial - pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression
::: rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river
::: chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
::: cogent - convincing