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incubus - burden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus
ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
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
magisterial - authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
congruence - correspondence of parts; harmonious relationship; CF. congruity
snuffle - sniffle; sniff repeatedly (in order to keep liquid from running out of the nose)
astronomical - enormously large or extensive
mercurial - capricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury; Ex. mercurial temper; CF. mood
outgoing - sociable; eager to mix socially with others