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anticlimax - letdown in thought or emotion; something unexciting, ordinary, or disappointing coming after something important or exciting
ecstasy - rapture; very strong feeling of joy and happiness; any overpowering emotion; ADJ. ecstatic: causing or experiencing ecstasy
sprightly - lively
prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax
anoint - consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
hiatus - gap; pause; gap or interruption in space or time; break
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
franchise - right or privilege granted by authority; right to vote; license to sell a product in a particular territory
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate