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::: despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
::: vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
::: hallucination - delusion; false idea; false perception of objects with a compelling sense of their reality; objects so perceived; V. hallucinate; ADJ. hallucinatory
::: construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
::: dysentery - inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract
::: piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal
::: supplicate - petition humbly; pray to grant a favor
::: pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
::: incendiary - arsonist; ADJ: causing fire; of arson; Ex. incendiary bomb
::: stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead