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tantrum - fit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.
guffaw - boisterous laughter; V.
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
unfledged - immature; not having the feathers necessary to fly; CF. fledgling
tenacious - holding fast (as to a belief); persistent
nostalgia - homesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic
argot - slang; speech spoken by only a small group of people
abdicate - renounce; give up (position, right, or responsibility)
aghast - filled with great surprise or fear; horrified
prolific - producing offspring or fruit in abundance; fertile; fecund; abundantly fruitful; producing abundant works; Ex. prolific writer