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::: distend - expand; swell out
::: pellucid - transparent; limpid(crystal clear); clear in meaning; easy to understand
::: dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
::: carnage - destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals
::: metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
::: jabber - chatter rapidly or unintelligibly
::: supererogatory - superfluous; more than needed or demanded
::: seine - seine net; net for catching fish
::: repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
::: craven - cowardly