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::: brandish - wave around (a weapon); flourish
::: ignominy - deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
::: modulate - tone down in intensity; change the intensity or tone of; regulate; change from one musical key to another; Ex. modulate from E to G
::: lateral - of or coming from the side
::: centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
::: dulcet - sweet sounding; pleasing to the ear; melodious
::: ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
::: compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
::: shoddy - made of inferior material; sham; not genuine; inferior; dishonest; Ex. shoddy goods/trick
::: spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts