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chafe - warm by rubbing; make sore by rubbing; N.
noxious - harmful; CF. obnoxious
diversion - act of turning aside; pastime; V. divert: turn aside from a course; distract; amuse
privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
detonation - explosion
hermetic - concerning alchemy or magic; obscure and mysterious; occult
bombast - grandiloquent, pompous speech
assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
sonorous - resonant; producing a full deep sound; producing sound
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune