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::: tantrum - fit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.
::: demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
::: migratory - wandering; V. migrate: move from one region and settle in another; move periodically from one region to another
::: luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
::: resurge - rise again; flow to and fro; N. resurgence; ADJ. resurgent: (of ideas or beliefs) experiencing revival; surging again
::: equivocal - (of words or statements) ambiguous; intentionally misleading; (of behavior) questionable; OP. unequivocal
::: lectern - reading desk or stand for a public speaker
::: wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
::: bristling - rising like bristles; showing irritation
::: natal - connected with birth; CF. prenatal; CF. postnatal