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rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
maelstrom - violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream
subjective - influenced by personal feelings; occurring or taking place within the mind; unreal; Ex. subjective sensation of the ghostly presence
addiction - compulsive habitual need
supernumerary - person or thing excess of what is necessary; extra; ADJ: additional to the usual or necessary number
contraband - illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.
gruff - rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse
expunge - cancel; remove a word or name (from a book or list); erase
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement