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vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
integral - complete; necessary for completeness; Ex. integral part
cater - provide food and drink (for); cater to: try to satisfy (desires of a bad kind)
notch - V-shaped cut in a surface; V.
metamorphosis - change of form; Ex. metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly; V. metamorphose: change by metamorphosis
equinox - period of equal days and nights; the beginning of spring and autumn; Ex. vernal/autumnal equinox; ADJ. equinoctial
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
irretrievable - impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve
seismic - pertaining to earthquakes
catholic - (of likings and interests) universal; general; broad; including many different parts; wide-ranging liberal; Ex. catholic opinions/tastes