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cataract - great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
compile - assemble; gather; accumulate; make (a report or a book) from facts and information found in various places; Ex. compile a dictionary
hypnosis - induced sleeping state; ADJ. hypnotic; V. hypnotize
vindictive - disposed to revenge; vengeful; out for revenge; spiteful; intended to cause harm; malicious; Ex. vindictive streak
pith - core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance
nuance - shade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
finery - beautiful clothes for a special occasion