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thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
invalidate - weaken; destroy; make invalid; nullify
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
apocalyptic - prophetic; pertaining to revelations especially of disaster; N. apocalypse
loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
vacillate - waver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro; N. vacillation
distinct - clearly different; clearly noticed
expostulation - protest; remonstrance; reasoning with someone to correct or dissuade; V. expostulate
throes - violent anguish
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement