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impale - pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
exegesis - explanation, especially of biblical(of the bible) passages
amalgamate - (of societies or groups) combine; unite in one body
gnome - dwarf; underground spirit who guards treasure hoards
phlegmatic - calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
aversion - firm dislike
coeval - living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
incentive - spur; motive; something which encourages one to greater activity
counterpart - thing that completes another; things very much alike; thing that has the same purpose in a different system
hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria