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throes - violent anguish
stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
supererogatory - superfluous; more than needed or demanded
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
reprise - musical repetition; repeating of a piece of music; repeat performance; recurrent action; Ex. reprise in the finale; Ex. constant reprises
zenith - point directly overhead in the sky; summit; acme; highest point
dolorous - sorrowful; N. dolor
actuarial - calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
calumny - malicious misrepresentation; slander
sophomoric - immature; half-baked; like a sophomore