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smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
abstract - theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
clich - \'e phrase dulled in meaning by repetition; platitude; ADJ. clich\'ed
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
affluence - abundance; wealth
crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
aberration - deviation from the normal; mental disorder
clarion - shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times
catastrophe - calamity ; disaster