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amphibian - able to live both on land and in water; N.
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
overwhelm - (of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief
frenetic - (phrenetic) frenzied; frantic
jocular - said or done in jest or playfully; marked by joking
carat - (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold
resound - (of a place) be filled with sound; (of a sound) sound loudly; sound back; echo; Ex. hall resounded with laughter
portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
belligerent - quarrelsome
prestige - respect or admiration; impression produced by achievements or reputation; ADJ: causing admiration; ADJ. prestigious: having prestige