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::: effluvium - noxious(harmful) smell
::: catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
::: quibble - minor objection or complaint; V: raise minor objections; carp; cavil
::: refraction - bending of a ray of light
::: abet - assist usually in doing something wrong; encourage
::: crossbreed - hybridize; N: hybrid; CF. interbreed; CF. inbreed
::: imbibe - drink in
::: despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
::: loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
::: paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words