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gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
exuberance - overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness; ADJ. exuberant: high-spirited and lively; growing abundantly and strongly
onomatopoeia - words formed in imitation of natural sounds
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
fawning - courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
optician - maker and seller of eyeglasses
pandemonium - wild tumult(commotion); wild noisy disorder; CF. Paradise Lost
seclusion - isolation; solitude; V. seclude: set apart from others; isolate
peripatetic - walking about from place to place (to work); moving; Ex. peripatetic school of philosophy
ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas