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detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
breadth - width; extent
sarcasm - cutting ironic remark; scornful remarks; stinging rebuke; ADJ. sarcastic
burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
comprise - include; consist of
centaur - mythical figure, half man and half horse
careen - lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger
solstice - point or time at which the sun is farthest from the equator
libel - defamatory written statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character; V. ADJ. libelous