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convulsion - violent uncontrollable shaking movement (caused by illness); V. convulse; ADJ. convulsive
privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive
nauseate - cause to become sick; fill with disgust; fill nausea
exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
noose - loop formed in a rope
awful - terrible; very bad
factotum - handyman; person who does all kinds of work; CF. do everything
detonation - explosion