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::: palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
::: incendiary - arsonist; ADJ: causing fire; of arson; Ex. incendiary bomb
::: ignominy - deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
::: pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
::: vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
::: scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
::: equinox - period of equal days and nights; the beginning of spring and autumn; Ex. vernal/autumnal equinox; ADJ. equinoctial
::: insomnia - wakefulness; inability to sleep
::: harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
::: coalition - partnership; league; union of separate political parties