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Word: palpitate

Definition: throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.


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::: ravel - fall apart into tangles; entangle; unravel or untwist
::: monograph - scholarly article
::: scuffle - struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?
::: cameo - shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
::: sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
::: mirth - merriment; laughter
::: errant - wandering (esp. in search of adventure); straying from proper moral standards; Ex. knight-errant
::: fusillade - simultaneous firing or outburst (of missiles, questions, etc.)
::: blighted - suffering from a disease; destroyed
::: apoplexy - stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood in the brain