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amalgam - combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
magisterial - authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner
blight - plant disease; V: infect with blight; ruin; destroy
tempestuous - stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
fledgling - (fledgeling) inexperienced; N: young bird that has acquired wing feathers and is learning to fly; inexperienced person
drab - dull; lacking color; cheerless ; Ex. drab coat/life
chase - ornament a metal surface by indenting; follow rapidly to catch
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
disconcert - confuse; upset; embarrass; perturb
gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape