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::: holocaust - destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust
::: whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers
::: empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
::: climactic - relating to the highest point; N. climax; CF. climatic
::: facetious - joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous
::: deploy - spread out (troops) in an extended though shallow battle line; distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically
::: brawn - human muscle; muscular strength; sturdiness
::: refute - disprove; prove to be false; N. refutation
::: quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
::: truculence - aggressiveness; ferocity; ADJ. truculent: aggressive; pugnacious; fierce