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queasy - experiencing nausea; nauseated; easily nauseated; squeamish; Ex. feel a little queasy
piscatorial - pertaining to fishing; CF. Pisces
macerate - soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper
castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
conjure - cause to appear by magic; summon (a devil or a spirit) by magical power; practice magic (esp. by very quick movement of the hands); evoke; conjure up: bring into the mind; Ex. The magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat.
cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
tempestuous - stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
resuscitate - revive; bring back to life or consciousness; Ex. resuscitate the drowned child