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::: pith - core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance
::: arroyo - gully; narrow channel formed by rainwater
::: ravenous - extremely hungry; voracious
::: arbitrate - act as judge (at the request of both sides)
::: torrid - (of weather) hot or scorching; passionate; Ex. torrid love affairs
::: percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
::: rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
::: disinter - dig up; unearth; OP. inter
::: elysian - relating to paradise; blissful
::: irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning